Before Bruce’s Fists of Fury, There Was Ip Man
Donnie Yen plays Wing Chun master–and Bruce Lee’s sifu–Ip Man in the eponymous movie. Asses are kicked, regretfully. But not so regretfully there won’t be a sequel where more asses are kicked in Hong Kong. Wong Kar-Wai’s Grandmaster Ip Man might show up, well, sometime. You can bet it’ll be pretty, though.
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Carol Borden was editor of and a writer for the Toronto International Film Festival’s official Midnight Madness and Vanguard program blogs. She is currently an editor at and evil overlord for The Cultural Gutter, a website dedicated to thoughtful writing about disreputable art. She has written for Mezzanotte, Teleport City, Die Danger Die Die Kill, Popshifter and she has a bunch of short stories published by Fox Spirit Books including: Godzilla detective fiction, femme fatale mermaids, an adventurous translator/poet, and an x-ray tech having a bad day. Read and listen to her other shenanigans at Monstrous Industry. For her particular take on gutter culture, check out, “In the Sewer with the Alligators.”
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