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Film Review: Ultimate Justice (2017) - USA

Andrew Chan Mark Dacascos Ultimate Justice

Film Review: Ultimate Justice (2017) - USA

Ultimate Justice (2017) - USA Reviews by Andrew CHAN (Film Critics Circle of Australia ) Help us continue to cover more Asian and Martial Art films by making a donation to Neo Film Blog below. Mark Dacascos follows the “Expendables” meets “Taken” formulas with a low budget version in “Ultimate Justice”. Stringing together fellow stunts and B-movie martial arts actors, this film manages to excel in most of its action scenes. The story is largely inconsequential as it play second fiddle to the stunts work and various martial arts and guns battle one after another. It is the kind of film made for...

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Film Review: Fatal Visit 聖荷西謀殺案 (2019) - Hong Kong

Andrew Chan Charlene Choi Fatal Visit Sammi Cheng

Film Review: Fatal Visit 聖荷西謀殺案 (2019) - Hong Kong

Fatal Visit 聖荷西謀殺案 (2019) - Hong Kong Reviewed by Andrew Chan (Film Critics Circle of Australia) Help us continue to cover more Asian and Martial Art films by making a donation to Neo Film Blog below.   In line with many Hollywood murder mystery thrillers, the latest Sammi Cheng and Charlene Choi starring vehicle,  Fatal Visit” takes precisely that route. Based on the popular Hong Kong play “Murder in San Jose” by Candace Chong (one of the best playwrights in Hong Kong), the film script is adapted by Philip Yung (“Port of Call”) and directed by veteran lyricist Calvin Poon. The film never...

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Film Review: Heroes Amidst Turmoil 亂世出英雄 (2019) - Hong Kong

Andrew Chan Heroes Amidst Turmoil Mandy Ho Martial Arts Film Max Zhang Mo Mei Lin Rose Chen

Film Review: Heroes Amidst Turmoil 亂世出英雄 (2019) - Hong Kong

Heroes Amidst Turmoil 亂世出英雄 (2019) - Hong Kong   Also known as: Troubled Treasures Reviewed by Andrew Chan (Film Critics Circle of Australia) Help us continue to cover more Asian and Martial Art films by making a donation to Neo Film Blog below. Before martial arts sensation Max Zhang got famous, he made a string of lower budget martial arts film during the “Iron Monkey era”. Starring the same characters from the “The Real Iron Monkey”, this sequel of sorts continue to see our heroes take on foreign powers and colluded fellow Chinese businessmen. Director Ken Yip is clearly a better action director...

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Film Review: i'm livin' it 麥路人 (2019) - Hong Kong

Andrew Chan Aaron Kwok Alex Man Cheung Tat Ming Hong Kong Film Hong Kong Movie i’m livin’ it Miriam Yeung Zeno Koo 麥路人

Film Review: i'm livin' it 麥路人 (2019) - Hong Kong

i'm livin' it 麥路人 (2019) - Hong Kong Reviewed by Andrew Chan (Film Critics Circle of Australia) Help us continue to cover more Asian and Martial Art films by making a donation to Neo Film Blog below. Aaron Kwok and Miriam Yeung headlines this well meaning portrayal of homeless people in Hong Kong. Debut director Wong Hing-fan with the support from veteran filmmaker Soi Cheang created a realistic look on the touching and pressing issue that is often ignored by commercial cinema in Hong Kong. Homelessness is a serious concern in all society, but all the more in the most expensive city in...

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Film Review: Detective Dee: Solitary Skies Killer 狄仁杰探案之天煞孤鸾 (2020) - China

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Film Review: Detective Dee: Solitary Skies Killer 狄仁杰探案之天煞孤鸾 (2020) - China

Detective Dee: Solitary Skies Killer 狄仁杰探案之天煞孤鸾 (2020) - China Reviewed by Andrew Chan (Film Critics Circle of Australia) Help us continue to cover more Asian and Martial Art films by making a donation to Neo Film Blog below. Cashing in on the success of the “Detective Dee” film series, the online streaming giant distributor continues the popular trend with “Detective Dee: Solitary Skies Killer”. The film falsely credit martial arts star Vincent Zhao in a supporting role, but in reality, Zhao was never in the film. Brushing this major disappointment aside, the film suffers from obvious budget constraints, a contrived and predictable plot...

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