Kenneth Brorsson

Kenneth Brorsson

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I'm the guy with the mohawk you hear on
Podcast On Fire Network (podcastonfire.com)

I also type with my fingers: sogoodreviews.com

Favorite films

  • An Autumn's Tale
  • The Hitcher
  • Duck, You Sucker
  • Angel's Egg

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  • Blood of the Dragon Peril

    ★★★

  • The 36 Deadly Styles

    ★★★

  • Ju Dou

    ★★★★

  • The 7 Grandmasters

    ★★★★

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  • Blood of the Dragon Peril

    Blood of the Dragon Peril

    ★★★

    The Japanese invaded Korea set against a cold and dramatic backdrop is surprisingly well handled in combination with some breathtaking martial arts action. Essentially the invaders have hired one of the Koreans of the town (the main character of Lui) to handle the matter of The Doll Bride Mask who's leading a destructive rebellion against the Japanese. Lui is of course disliked by his own people and family but tries to stand firm under the circumstances. A basic melodrama but…

  • The 36 Deadly Styles

    The 36 Deadly Styles

    ★★★

    Criminally grating and unbearable, thankfully Joseph Kuo manages to cut through silliness and hairstyles to deliver an Taiwan indie scoring huge in the action department. Which it should be considering Kuo has Jack Long and Mark Long again part of his performers as well as Hwang Jang-Lee and Bolo. Mostly it's Nick Cheung's Wai Chi who's put into the middle of a martial arts conflict that will hopefully come to an end now that he's arming himself with a plethora…

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  • The 7 Grandmasters

    The 7 Grandmasters

    ★★★★

    From an era where a lot of Joseph Kuo's status amongst the fans was formed, The 7 Grandmasters actually does take some cues from reality.

    Sang Kuan Chun was a real figure who learned the style of Pak Mei. Originated by the Shaolin monk of the same name, according to legend he betrayed the Shaolin Temple which led in itself to it being burned down. That character with long hair and white eye brows has since been a staple of…

  • The Wicked City

    The Wicked City

    ★★★

    While it does replicate some key imagery and characters from the 1987 anime of the same name, the Tsui Hark produced live adaptation is largely its own adventure. Some miscasting aside (looking at you Leon Lai) and drama that isn’t particularly worthy of investing in, The Wicked City exists for special effects mayhem and does that admirably well. Sometimes this is a future on a budget where tilted angles, lots of blue, green, red are choices meant to enhance the…