Tag: wuxia

Red Heroine

Before there were Hong Kong movies, there were Shanghai movies. 1929’s Red Heroine is the only surviving silent kung fu feature from Shanghai’s golden age. The Devil’s Music Ensemble provides live accompaniment.  Hopefully, they’ll tour. Wise Kwai has more information and a trailer.

Missing the Point in Ashes of Time

Grady Hendrix writes about missing the point in martial arts and action movies, especially Ashes of Time: “Character, dialogue and subtext are important parts of the moviegoing experience, but there’s another more primal language that’s harder to parse and that’s the language of action.”

Perfect Candidates for Costumed Aggression

Alienated, ranting about how the world could be perfected if only the fools would listen, plotting intricate schemes, focusing great minds on tiny slights, losing their beloved and scarred by experiments gone awry, revenging themselves on the world, supervillains are where it’s at. Here are some of my […]