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  • The Foreigner

    The Foreigner

    ★★★½

    I love serious Jackie Chan. I love myself some hammy Brosnan. I like Martin Campbell working his slow and meticulous style on a trashy paperback novel with a dash of action. It's not flashy, but it works.

    There's some problematic stuff ("Torture will give us the answers we need!"), but there's also Jackie getting into a few short brawls that are compelling and painful looking (for his stunt double). It's the good stuff.

  • The Devil Bat

    The Devil Bat

    "A giant killer bat!? I wonder if there's going to be a giant rubber thing attacking people!? I sure do hope so, but I doubt it..."

    *a giant rubber bat attacks people*

    "HA! HA! Yessssssss"

    *movie plays for another 58 minutes*

    "I like the big rubber bat."

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  • Headshot

    Headshot

    ★★★★

    Headshot is half NC-17 Jackie Chan film and half Chang Cheh climax. All killer. No filler. For a film that's so ridiculously violent, Iko Uwais surprisingly gets to show a real charming side of himself that is missing from THE RAID films.

  • ManHunt

    ManHunt

    ★★★★

    John Woo's MANHUNT is the craziest film he's made since Hard Boiled. In terms of style, it may be the Wooiest thing that ever Wooed, a throw back to the kind of films he would toss off as a lark in the 80's, distilled to its barest essence, with a script seemingly made up as they went along (in classic Hong Kong style). The fact that it looks like every other crummy digital Chinese blockbuster, and is filled with badly…