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  • Project A II

    Project A II

    ★★★★★

    ✓Runaway pirates!
    ✓Crooked cops!
    ✓Anti-Manchu revolutionaries!
    ✓Manchu Loyalists!
    ✓A gangster kingpin!
    ✓A corrupt police superintendent!
    ✓Shady women!

    Now put them together in the climax! Literally, Jackie against the world.

    Sounds like an overstuffed turkey, but huge surprises came along the way.

    This film was never intended to exist. Rumor has it (and history proved it later) that the Japanese Emperor loved the original film so much that Jackie felt obligated to make a sequel out of it even if he…

  • Armour of God

    Armour of God

    ★★★★½

    Probably it is my bias towards my extreme appreciation of Jackie's reshaping of the Hong Kong genre, mixing new genres like it had never done before from the Hong Kong Police Department to a 19th-Century historical setting, or maybe it is the fact that I had the huge priviledge of witnessing the 98-minute restored version in Cantonese, but the action auteur's take on an Eastern Indiana Jones mixed with musical and parody elements was a total thrill of an adventure…

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  • Drive

    Drive

    ★★★★★

    Before you ask, this is not my first Refn movie. In that way, I can know that:

    - He still likes to dress his crooks with light grey pants and have some of them bald, like if they were still living in Denmark.
    - He still uses an awesome techno soundtrack (with some pop touches that I can forgive) to open his films and to close them. The underground nudist dive bars / seedy joints cannot be omitted, of course.…

  • Love Exposure

    Love Exposure

    ★★★★★

    WARNING. The following movie has:

    1) 237 minutes in length
    2) The movie title appearing after one hour of running time
    3) A drag
    4) Tosatsu
    5) Kung-fu
    6) Sex
    7) Genital gore
    8) Ultraviolence
    9) Lesbians
    10) A "Virgin Mary"
    11) Erections
    12) Ass-kicking female teens
    13) Psychotic menopausal bitches
    14) Pornographic furniture
    15) A Joshuu 701-gô: Sasori (1972) tribute with a pinky film spoof character called "Miss Scorpion"
    16) Love
    17) Romance
    18) "Exposure"
    19) Lust
    20) Betrayal…