Michelle Yeoh reads Lotus & Feather, written by Ji-Li Jiang and illustrated by Julie Downing.
Friend of the Gutter Colin Geddes interviews Yuen Woo-Ping at That Shelf. “Yuen constantly collaborated with his brothers (Cheung, Shun-Yi, Chun-Yeung and Yat-Chor), who are all talented martial artists and stuntmen, sometimes referred to as The Yuen Clan. We could continue to talk about the many films they’ve […]
The FantAsia site is up and running with many, many trailers to get you ready for the festival. (Or at least, what films to keep an eye out for).
Every April at the Gutter, the editors write about something outside their usual domains. This month, Comics Editor Carol Borden writes about stars of action cinema. I like ladies of asskickery, women who can throw a punch or wield a sharp pointy weapon, preferably both. Since it’s April […]
Salon has an excellent piece on the death of stunts in Hollywood movies, exploring everything from the history of film stunts, the reliance on CG effects and new-fangled “intensified continuity” editing. The piece also mentions Michelle Yeoh, Tony Jaa, Zoe Bell and Yakima Canutt. (Thanks, Brian from Shelf […]
It’s assassins galore with John Woo and Su Chao-Pin’s Reign of Assassins and Takashi Miike’s remake of the classic chanbara, Thirteen Assassins.