Charity Hurts

Recently I met martial artist, aspiring auteur and fellow Aussie Andrew Thatcher online (via Kiai – Kicks. Michael is generously using this blog to promote the work of independent martial arts film makers at the moment). Andrew had written, edited, produced and directed his own martial arts film called Charity Hurts. Making a full length…

Mini Review – The Bride With White Hair 2

Starring Brigitte Lin and directed by David Wu and Ronnie Yu. By a weird coincidence I watched this film in much the same conditions as I watched the Bride with White Hair about a year ago – reeling under the impact of some bad news. Which means that I watched both these films at 2…

Mini Review: Duel to the Death (1993)

Duel to the Death (1993) starring Tsui Siu Keung, Lau Chong Yan, Flora Cheung and directed by Ching Siu Tung. To be completely honest, I sometimes find Ching Siu Tung’s choreography to be a little over dominated by wire fu (I am ambivalent about wire fu) but in this movie I thought that there was…

Mini Review: Island of Fire

I am currently writing some self indulgently long essays on one of my favourite films - Tai chi Master. But I'm not ready to post them yet. So I thought that I would fill in time by reposting some mini reviews I wrote a while back for another blog I had going somewhere else. Island…