Last month, I wrote about British (and a little pre-People’s Republic Chinese) censorship of Hong Kong movies and the ways that wuxia and kung fu movies in particular got around British control of political speech. And now, with wuxia and kung fu movies seemingly all nationalistic, dissent has […]
This month we’re mixing it up at the Gutter with each editor writing about something outside their usual domain. This week Carol Borden writes about movies. She can normally be found here. The world is clamoring for more Asian Westerns. Or at least I am. I’m talking Thai, […]
It’s Twitch round-up time. Supporting martial artists Mike B. and Russell Wong take the lead kneeing and kicking people in the chest in Thanapon Maliwan’s The Sanctuary. Lee Byung-Hun, Kimura Takuya and Josh Hartnett go to Hong Kong and walk the line between the police and organized crime […]
You know how Johnnie To said he was taking a break after releasing Sparrow? He didn’t. He’s got two films coming up. I’m nervous about Vengeance starring French actor/singer Johnny Hallyday. I’m excited about Death of a Hostage because of Lau Ching-Wan. (And, yes, that looks like the […]
Triangle‘s a film made in a relay. The trailer is here.
“I’ve been on the road so long. I want a home.” My favorite trailer for Johnnie To’s stealth Western, Exiled.