Tag: Hong Kong

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 […]

The Projection Booth: Hard Boiled (1992)

Friends of the Gutter Mike White and Beth Accomando discuss John Woo’s Hard Boiled (1992) with Jess Byard at The Projection Booth. “John Woo’s 1992 film, Hard-Boiled is the story of a hot-handed supercop, Tequila, (Chow Yun-Fat), and an undercover cop — either Alan or Tony depending on […]

Carol goes to Hong Kong Filmart!

As with so many other events, the 2021 Hong Kong International Film and Television Market (Filmart) moved online and so I was able to attend this year. Along with Noir City International / the 18th Annual San Francisco Film Noir Festival, the New York Asian Film Festival and […]