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An Ode to Herioc Bloodshed

At Strange Harbors, Jeffrey Zhang reviews Benny Chan’s Raging Fire (2021). “Chan, with his swan song, has crafted an ode to the ‘heroic bloodshed’ genre of Hong Kong action cinema. A maelstrom of melodramatic concepts: redemption, brotherhood, duty, honor–and of course–copious amounts of bloodletting, this sub-genre was a […]