Another month, another Herman Yau. Moscow Mission <莫斯科行动> marks his fourth directorial effort this year after The White Storm 3: Heaven or Hell <掃毒3: 人在天涯>, Death Notice <暗殺風暴> and Raid on the Lethal Zone <绝地追击>.
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Following a string of mediocre-to-disappointing efforts such as 2010’s Legend Of The Fist: The Return Of Chen Zhen <夜行俠陳真> and this year’s Kung Fu Monster <武林怪兽>, Andrew Lau’s once-lauded directing prowess is increasingly diminishing as years go by.
Continue reading The Captain 中国机长 (2019) Review
Having missed the movie last year due to the limited screenings in my local cinemas, it took me a long while before I finally managed to watch John Woo’s Manhunt <追捕>. It was supposed to be his highly-anticipated comeback to the modern action genre after spending over a decade helming period/historical dramas, notably on the two-parter Red Cliff <赤壁> and The Crossing <太平輪>. I was hoping that Woo’s latest movie managed to recapture the good old days of his Hong Kong gun-fu actioner reminiscent of The Killer <喋血双雄> and Hard Boiled <辣手神探>.
Continue reading Manhunt 追捕 (2017) Review