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Film Review: The Real Iron Monkey 真假鐵馬騮 (2014) - Hong Kong

Andrew Chan Alex Lam Chen Kuan Tai Hong Kong Film Mandy Ho Pierre Ngo The Real Iron Monkey

Film Review: The Real Iron Monkey 真假鐵馬騮 (2014) - Hong Kong

The Real Iron Monkey 真假鐵馬騮 (2014) - Hong Kong Reviewed by Andrew Chan (Film Critics Circle of Australia)   For fans of Asian martial arts cinema, the words”Iron Monkey” resembles two key landmark films, one is Shaw Brothers Chen Kuan Tai and the other is the famed Donnie Yen’s 90s classic. It’s no surprise that “The Real Iron Monkey” attempts to dwell in on past successes and even managed to provide some screen time to “Iron” Chen Kuan Tai “Monkey” reprising the aforementioned role. The film was filmed in 2014, but only garnered its DVD and Blu Ray release this...

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Film Review: Fong Sai Yuk 方世玉 (1993) - Hong Kong

Andrew Chan Fong Sai Yuk Hong Kong Film Jet Li Michelle Reis

Film Review: Fong Sai Yuk 方世玉 (1993) - Hong Kong

Fong Sai Yuk 方世玉 (1993) - Hong Kong As part of the ongoing Film Critics - Martial Arts series - “Discovering the world of Martial Arts cinema” Reviewed by Andrew Chan (Film Critics Circle of Australia) Made at the height of Jet Li’s rise to fame after the “Once Upon a Time in China” series. Li wisely teams up with action director Corey Yuen for this Hong Kong martial arts classic. A much lighter version of folk hero than Wong Fei Hung, “Fong Sai Yuk” is every part playful, enjoyable, melodramatic and plenty of brilliant fight scenes. There is a...

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Film Review: Legend of the Wolf 戰狼傳說 (1997) - Hong Kong

Andrew Chan Carmen Lee Dayo Wong Donnie Yen Hong Kong Film Legend of the Wolf

Film Review: Legend of the Wolf 戰狼傳說 (1997) - Hong Kong

Review: Legend of the Wolf 戰狼傳說 (1997) - Hong Kong     Reviewed by Andrew Chan (Film Critics Circle of Australia)   Donnie Yen’s directorial debut comes in the form of “Legend of the Wolf”. Billed as the “New Big Boss” in the west, this is really the Hong Kong’s reply to “Rambo”. Yen faced numerous financial difficulties after losing huge money in most of the films directed and starring by himself. Whilst ambitious and obvious strong potential as a director, 90s version of Yen failed to resonance with a crowded Hong Kong market coinciding with the pending global financial...

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Film List: Top 20 Hong Kong Films in - 2010s

Andrew Chan Film List Hong Kong Film Top Films

Film List: Top 20 Hong Kong Films in - 2010s

BEST 2010s Hong Kong FILMS - Top 20  Reviewed by Andrew Chan (Film Critics Circle of Australia) A Simple Life                桃姐 Echoes of the Rainbow 歲月神偷 The Grandmaster           一代宗師 Still Human                   淪落人 Unbeatable                   激戰 Soul Mate                     七月與安生 Fagara                          花椒之味 Vulgaria                        低俗喜劇 The Golden Era             黃金時代 The Way We Dance       狂舞派 The New King Of Comedy          新喜劇之王 Wu Xia                          武俠 Love in the Buff             春嬌與志明 Aberdeen                      香港仔 Little Big Master                        五個小孩的校長 Port of Call                   踏血尋梅 Distinction                    非同凡響 The Midnight After         那夜凌晨,我坐上了旺角開往大埔的紅VAN Paradox                        殺破狼.貪狼 Napping Kid                  逆向誘拐

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