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reviewed Back to 1942 (Chinese film). May 29, 2013
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Back to 1942 (Chinese film)
Feng Xiaogang is one name in Chinese cinema that usually means a film that contains emotional power and often accompanied with such splendid cinematography that Western viewers just eat up his work. While …
posted a Quick Tip about The Sorcerer and The White Snake (201.... February 08, 2013
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The Sorcerer and The White Snake (2011 Film)
Jet Li's magical plot of love and sacifice is now enjoying a limited run in U.S. theaters.      See Full review here                …
posted a Quick Tip about Shaolin (film). December 13, 2012
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Shaolin (film)
In the end I would say that this film is an epic but falls just a little short of classic status in my opinion. But who knows time may be a good thing for this film as it is already good. I may change …
reviewed Shaolin (film). December 13, 2012
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Shaolin (film)
      SHAOLIN      It is no secret that I am a huge Martial arts fan, from being an actual practitioner all the way to movies and such. Now any martial arts fan …
reviewed The Viral Factor. September 13, 2012
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the viral factor
For those of you uniformed, Dante Lam is an ACTION film director.  That’s right.  You read it.  ACTION.  All caps.  He stages some of the slickest, most vivid shootouts …
reviewed Sacrifice [赵氏孤儿] (2010 movie). September 11, 2012
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Sacrifice [赵氏孤儿] (2010 movie)
Acclaimed Chinese director Chen Kaige reached international fame with “Farewell My Concubine” and despite his somewhat misfire with “The Promise” (one of the most expensive Chinese …
posted a Quick Tip about Sacrifice [赵氏孤儿] (2010 movie). August 24, 2012
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Sacrifice [赵氏孤儿] (2010 movie)
After his somewhat misfire "The Promise", director Chen Kaige returns to form with "Sacrifice". Somewhat Shakespearean in themes and then  becomes somewhat cerebral, the film …
reviewed Sacrifice [赵氏孤儿] (2010 movie). August 02, 2012
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Sacrifice [赵氏孤儿] (2010 movie)
Star Rating:         The premise of Sacrifice does not sit well with me, but then again, perhaps that was the intention. Taking place in ancient China, it tells the melodramatic …
reviewed Ocean Heaven. April 16, 2012
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Ocean Heaven
   In the past several years, there’s been a tremendous increase of awareness surrounding the nature of autism.  To be correct, autism is medically known as, either, Autism or Autism …
reviewed Confucius. March 21, 2012
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CONFUCIUS
   Usually, I love films that depict the peoples, places, and events from history.  Granted, I prefer that films “do it right,” don’t exaggerate the importance of people …
reviewed The Sorcerer and The White Snake (201.... March 18, 2012
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The Sorcerer and The White Snake (2011 Film)
Those fans of Asian cinema who remember Tsui Hark’s “Green Snake” would know what the premise of Tong Ching’s “Sorcerer and White Snake”. This film is a mainstream …
reviewed White Vengeance (鸿门宴). December 22, 2011
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White Vengeance ( 鸿门宴)
Modern China is a mystery to most people, not to mention the foreigners. Ancient China is an even more complicated concept and it has nothing to do with communism at all. The Chinese civilization is one …
posted a Quick Tip about White Vengeance (鸿门宴). December 16, 2011
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White Vengeance ( 鸿门宴)
A reasonably good rendition of historical drama (206 BC! Qin Dynasty & founding of Han Dynasty) with Liu Bang ending as Emperor. What is interesting is not the history but the portrayal of the drama …
posted a Quick Tip about Reign Of Assassins. November 26, 2011
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REIGN OF ASSASSINS (2010)
Su Chao-Bin and John Woo makes a return to classic Wu Xia filmmaking with Michelle Yeoh as the main protagonist. Great fights and a well laid out plot (despite its cliches) carry the films momentum. The …
reviewed The Treasure Hunter. November 15, 2011
The Treasure Hunter
Conflict, conflict, conflict.  At the heart of every great story, there is a conflict.  Sometimes, this is a conflict between characters.  Sometimes, it’s a conflict between opposing …
posted a Quick Tip about The Sorcerer and The White Snake (201.... October 08, 2011
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The Sorcerer and The White Snake (2011 Film)
A 2011 movie (directed by Tony Ching) with a twist based on a famous Chinese legend (The Legend of the White Snake). The focus in this movie is more about the monk, aka the sorcerer, acted by Jet Li. …
posted a Quick Tip about 1911 (film). October 08, 2011
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1911 (film)
History not my forte, war movie not my cup of tea... Jackie Chan, Winston Chao & Joan Chen? Well, that's quite a combo. So, I went to the movie, thinking I should be quite well entertained since …
reviewed 1911 (film). October 08, 2011
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1911 (film)
        I was told that this is Jackie Chan's 100th movie and if you're a big fan of the actor, it is a must for you. If you are also a history buff, and, a Chinese …
reviewed Vengeance. July 24, 2011
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VENGEANCE
***1/2 out of ****     Interesting color schemes. Nice usage of lighting. Truly kick-ass action sequences. I like Johnnie To's "Vengeance" because it contains all three. I almost loved …
reviewed City of Life and Death. June 26, 2011
City of Life and Death
CITY OF LIFE AND DEATH is a masterpiece - of film making, of finding the midline of response to war from both sides, of cautiously but successfully blending intimate stories with the gory atrocities of …
reviewed Shaolin (film). June 21, 2011
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Shaolin (film)
Most folks are familiar with the real-story about the destruction of Shaolin Temple and many movies such as the 1976 classic by Chang Cheh and the same titled Jet Li 1982 film have used fiction to portray …
reviewed Raise the Red Lantern (1991). March 28, 2011
Raise the Red Lantern (1991)
I've read only two or three commentaries by professional film critics that I think do justice to Raise the Red Lantern. Partly, this is due to the utterly foreign, cloistered culture we're observing. …
reviewed Eternal Moment (将爱). March 27, 2011
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Eternal Moment (将爱)
What does a man do when he achieved success and has had no time for his wife of 7 years? Well, he eventually discovered one fine day that he had become dispensable. Not that she’s having some extra-marital …
posted a Quick Tip about Fatal Contact. March 22, 2011
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Fatal Contact
Written and directed by Dennis Law and chorographed by Nicky Li who is a member of the Jackie Chan Stunt Team. The movie is not perfect but it is really enjoyable. I do highly recommend a viewing and …
reviewed Fatal Contact. March 22, 2011
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Fatal Contact
      FATAL CONTACT      As any of you may know I am a huge Asian Cinema fan and would like to think I own a nice collection. Years ago I came across a film named …
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