Simon

Watched a lot of films, then stopped watching films. Started watching films again.

Favorite films

  • Once Upon a Time in China
  • Versus
  • My Sassy Girl
  • Swallowtail Butterfly

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  • Young Thugs: Nostalgia

    ★★★

  • Young Thugs: Innocent Blood

    ★★★½

  • The Boxer from Shantung

    ★★★★

  • RRR

    ★★★★★

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  • The Boxer from Shantung

    The Boxer from Shantung

    ★★★★

    This is the film that "introduced" Chen Kuan-Tai, presumably meaning the first time his name appeared in the credits since he'd had bit parts in quite a few films previously. Cant believe it took Chang Cheh so long to recognise his star potential, I don't know how you could be in the same room as him and miss it.

    He had the martial arts skills that Shaw Brothers sorely needed to compete with Golden Harvest's new sensation, Bruce Lee -…

  • RRR

    RRR

    ★★★★★

    Ram Charan should be the next James Bond.

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  • Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning

    Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning

    ★★★★

    This fifth film in the live action series takes us back to when Kenshin was known as Himura Battosai, a feared assassin fighting the Shogunate with the Shinsengumi hot on his tail, when a beautiful woman with an aura of sadness enters his life.

    If you've seen RUROUNI KENSHIN: THE FINAL you know who she is and why she is sad, and how this film is going to end because you've already seen it. I don't know why they chose…

  • Sanak

    Sanak

    ★★★½

    SANAK (Anger) is Die Hard In A Hospital and it doesn't care who knows it - I like a film that wears its influences proudly. There's also a dash of Hard Boiled and a dollop of Jackie Chan in the mix, with action director Andy Long Nguyen staging a series of fights that pit Vidyut Jammwal against opponents using a variety of styles to showcase his impressive skills. The execution might not be as polished as the best in the…