Favorite films

  • Murder She Said
  • Whatever You Want
  • You’re Missing the Point
  • The Black Tavern

Recent activity

All
  • The King's Man

    ★★

  • The City of Violence

    ★★★

  • Collateral

    ★★★★

  • Magic Cop

    ★★★

Pinned reviews

More
  • Sukiyaki Western Django

    Sukiyaki Western Django

    ★★

    2022 Asian Cinema Challenge
    Week 45 Theme: Directed by Takashi Miike

    Current Progress: 3/52

    I love the look and feel of Sukiyaki Western Django as someone who has grown up with Westerns films, it feels right at home with films of that genre. It's just too bad that Takashi Miike just went and rehashed the premise and plot from most of the Spaghetti films especially its namesake Django.

    What's the point of having a good looking film when everything else…

  • The Iceman Cometh

    The Iceman Cometh

    ★★★½

    2022 Asian Cinema Challenge
    Week 27 Theme: Martial Arts Films

    Current Progress: 2/52

    The Iceman Cometh is a good but flawed film about a time displaced Ming Warrior, who ends up in 1980's Hong Kong, chasing after a rapist-killer. Yuen Biao stars as Fong Sau-Ching, the time displaced warrior. Yuen Wah plays Feng San, the wanted criminal and Maggie Cheung plays Polla, the woman who takes Ching when he appears in HK. It plays out like the HK version of…

Recent reviews

More
  • The King's Man

    The King's Man

    ★★

    To think that I was under the impression that I knew what caused WWI but this film has set me straight. Who knew there was one clear mastermind behind t all. Thanks to Matthew Vaughn in correcting us. 

    I still love you Gemma and Rhys even after this disaster! Your two characters were the best things in the film. 

    Watched via Disney+

  • The City of Violence

    The City of Violence

    ★★★

    Such a shame that it doesn’t hold up as well as it did during my first watch, years ago. The fight choreography is exceptionally done especially the fighting sequence involving the youth gangs and breakdancers, with one of the gangs being a clear homage to the film The Warriors. It’s too bad that the film has a generic plot about finding the culprits of their old childhood friend death with the inevitable twist that the viewer can see a mile…

Popular reviews

More
  • Magic Cop

    Magic Cop

    ★★★

    “Martial Arts Movie” Discord Server Film Selection

    Magic Cop aka Mr. Vampire 5 brings Lam Ching-Ying Taoist priest character into modern times.

    There's no hopping vampires in this installment but there's a Japanese evil priestess that's causing all sorts of problem to Uncle Feng (Lam Ching-Ying), his niece Lin, played by Wong Mei-Wa, and the two cops (Wilson Lam and Michael Miu) that's looking after him while he's spending time in Hong Kong. He's investigating the rise of dead bodies…

  • Collateral

    Collateral

    ★★★★

    “A guy gets on the MTA here L.A. and dies. Think anybody'll notice?”

    When a hitman randomly selects a taxi, the lives of the cab driver and hitman will change forever. In typical Mann fashion, we get to explore the night side of LA. I love the cinematography in this and that is what sells it for me. 

    Yes, Cruise and Foxx performances are great but I just love the look of this film. 

    “What does it matter?” as the character of Max states. 

    Watched via Region A Blu-ray