The Climbers (China, 2019)

When asked why he wanted to climb Mount Everest, George Mallory famously replied, “Because it’s there.” Although the legendary mountaineer receives more than one awed mention in Daniel Lee’s mountaineering true story The Climbers, the […]

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on Oct, 17 · in Reviews

The Wandering Earth (China, 2019)

After a massively successful worldwide theatrical run, Frank Gwo’s The Wandering Earth finally saw its long-promised Netflix release, where millions of subscribers can at long last admire what has been labeled as China’s first blockbuster […]

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on May, 31 · 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

Wolf Warrior (China, 2015)

A resolutely straight forward military movie wherein any humour is entirely unintentional, Wolf Warrior is a mainland China take on the jingoistic action schlock that Chuck Norris starred in for Cannon Films in the 1980s. With patriotic heroics […]

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on Jul, 04 · in Reviews

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