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  • Black Panther Warriors

    Black Panther Warriors

    ★★★★

    This movie is nuts. I loved it. Wuxia in a modern-day setting with guns and explosions and all kinds of comedic insanity.

  • Ashes of Time

    Ashes of Time

    ★★★★★

    Giving Ashes of Time 5/5 suggests that I think it's perfect. But what is perfection when it comes to art? Ashes of Time is perfectly itself, a perfect representation of what it set out to do. It is engaging. It is inspiring. It is challenging. It is brilliant. It is a wuxia untethered to the visual history of the genre, so the wonder and the mystery generally packed into the action and the plot instead permeate every aspect of the…

  • Super Inframan

    Super Inframan

    ★★★★★

    There are many different types of great movies, and to call The Super Inframan anything less than great is selling it short. It may lack the depth of more traditionally great movies, but it makes up for this with some of the most fun and relentless entertainment I've ever laid my eyes on. Simply put, The Super Inframan is pure fun from start to finish. This is entertainment of the highest order, and to look at it critically, picking apart…

  • Winners & Sinners

    Winners & Sinners

    ★★★★

    So fun, upbeat and relentlessly entertaining. I love this movie.

  • Disciples of Shaolin

    Disciples of Shaolin

    ★★★★½

    Disciples of Shaolin is a fantastic piece of work from Chang Cheh, boasting a wonderfully rich script and one of Fu Sheng's best and most affecting performances. An excellent and subtly brilliant addition to the Shaolin Cycle, Disciples of Shaolin is a must-see Shaw Brothers film.

  • Lady of the Law

    Lady of the Law

    ★★★★

    Lady of the Law is an older style of film than its 1975 contemporaries (as it was held back from release for a few years), but it's an action-packed and immensely entertaining film. Definitely recommended to Shaw fans. Its wuxia twists and turns made me say "Those bastards!" many, many times, so hopefully you have as much fun with it as I did.

  • The Brotherhood 2: Young Warlocks

    The Brotherhood 2: Young Warlocks

    ★★★

    The Brotherhood II: Young Warlocks is a very entertaining DeCoteau film. Not a direct sequel to The Brotherhood, it just takes the framework and relates a similar story. It's not as good as the first film, but I also feel like this one probably has its fans that like it better. Watch it for yourself and decide!

  • Rush Hour 2

    Rush Hour 2

    ★★★

    One one hand, Rush Hour 2 is a perfect sequel to the original film. Everything that worked is kept for round two, and because it's set in Hong Kong it's instantly more interesting to look at than the first film (no offense, Los Angeles). It seems like the filmmakers felt that this was enough for a sequel, because in terms of story Rush Hour 2 is nothing more than an inverse of Rush Hour. They even do some of the…

  • The Accidental Spy

    The Accidental Spy

    ★★★

    The movie overall isn't very good, but man the finale and the fight in the bathhouse/market are incredible.

    HK CUT

  • Blade of Fury

    Blade of Fury

    ★★★★

    The plot is hard to decipher as it's told here, but the action is excellent and always exciting. Despite its wuxia varnish, the tale it tells is actually a true story of Qing Dynasty China and a very instrumental, failed reformation called the Hundred Days' Reform.

    The same storyline was adapted to film earlier as the Shaw Brothers film Iron Bodyguard, starring Chen Kuan-Tai and Yueh Hua.

  • The Flying Guillotine

    The Flying Guillotine

    ★★★★

    The Flying Guillotine is one of Ho Meng-Hua's best and most effective films. Chen Kuan Tai, Wai Wang and Ku Feng all give excellent performances, delivering emotional engagement to complement all the wonderful guillotine-aided beheadings that the film boasts. I highly recommend this one if you dig on these '70s martial arts movies.

  • Train Quest

    Train Quest

    ★★★½

    Train Quest is a blast. It's short and it's always exciting, and it does an excellent job of bringing its supernatural world to life. If you haven't yet killed that inner child of yours, I say give Train Quest a shot! And it's streaming on Amazon so it's actually available!