Triple Threat (China/Thailand/USA, 2019)

A group of mercenaries are sent into an MI6 black site to retrieve a known criminal and terrorist. Channelling the opening jungle raid from Predator (1987), the assault is viciously efficient and brutal, the camp […]

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on Mar, 15 · in Reviews

Paradox (Hong Kong, 2017)

Walking out of Paradox (aka SPL 3), I had one nagging question in my head: why was this movie made? The supposed third installation to the SPL series just puzzles me on so many levels. Like […]

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on Apr, 17 · in Reviews

SPL 2: A Time for Consequences (China/Hong Kong, 2015) [TIFF 2015]

10 years ago I was lucky enough to see SPL at the Toronto International Film Festival with Sammo Hung, Wilson Yip and Wong Jing in attendance. It was a special night for me not only […]

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on Oct, 04 · in Reviews

Skin Trade (Canada/Thailand, 2015)

Following his breakout display in Ong-Bak (2003), Thai martial artist Tony Jaa was widely tipped as the ‘next big thing’ in action cinema. With his oddly harmonious mix of lethal Muay Thai moves and endearingly […]

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on May, 08 · in Reviews

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