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Pulp Consumption: Hard Boiled

Okay, so HARD BOILED wasn’t my first exposure to John Woo’s style of film making[1], but if I have to name the one film of his I could not do without it is this, his swan song before he left Hong Kong to make movies in the USA. 507 more words

Pulp Consumption


Chow Yun Fat stars as the legendary thinker of ancient China, charting his rise to a senior member of the royal court, followed by his years in exile. 271 more words


Let The Bullets Fly (2012)

A notorious bandit holds up the newly appointed governor of a nearby town and hatches a scheme to impersonate him and fleece the local noblemen, not counting on a gangster who has already claimed the town as his own. 179 more words


From Hong Kong to the US: Filmmakers in Transition

In the 1990s, key practitioners and performers from the Hong Kong film industry were transitioning to the golden land of Hollywood – but why? The “Handover” was fast approaching and the film industry was imploding – but why? 950 more words


Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
Dir. Gore Verbinski
Premiered May 19, 2007

“Can’t Jack Sparrow just go looking for some treasure?”

2003’s Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl was not supposed to be a success. 1,250 more words


Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

Dir. Ang Lee

Written by: Wang Hui-Ling, James Schamus, Tsai Kuo Jung (from the novel by Wang Dulu)

Starring: Chow Yun-Fat, Michelle Yeoh, Zhang Ziyi… 1,654 more words



*Originally written in 2004

One of the true ‘must see’ action films of the Nineties, not only because it was the first to fully establish John Woo as the master of action movies and Chow Yun Fat as a superstar (at least in the West), but because it has had a massive influence on every action movie made since, and is easily one of the most entertaining, over the top, gung-ho action movies ever. 488 more words