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Legend of the Wolf - Donnie Yen

Legend of the Wolf by Donnie Yen (Review)

Donnie Yen’s directorial efforts are so self-assured, so blatant, and so… bad.

Spriggan by Hirotsugu Kawasaki (Review)

Enter Spriggan, the Commando of the anime world, with an Indiana Jones twist.
Fist of Fury

Fist of Fury by Various Artists (Review)

This two-hour distillation of the 30-episode TV series is an incoherent mess.
Avalon, Mamoru Oshii

Avalon by Mamoru Oshii (Review)

Its depth and visual style makes “The Matrix” look like little more than a student project.
Fist Power - Aman Chang

Fist Power by Aman Chang (Review)

This movie won’t even meet the standard of a “so bad it’s good” movie.
The Bride with White Hair - Ronny Yu

The Bride with White Hair by Ronny Yu (Review)

This visually striking martial arts fantasy is ultimately about the consequences of putting individual desires before all else.
Donnie Darko, Richard Kelly

Donnie Darko by Richard Kelly (Review)

South of Heaven, West of Hell - Dwight Yoakam

South of Heaven, West of Hell by Dwight Yoakam (Review)

If I had to sum up the movie in one sentence, I would describe it as a “PBS western directed by Quentin Tarantino as a soap opera.”
Brotherhood of the Wolf - Christophe Gans

Brotherhood of the Wolf by Christophe Gans (Review)

On its surface, “Brotherhood of the Wolf” should not work.
The Prodigal Son - Sammo Hung

The Prodigal Son by Sammo Hung (Review)

The Prodigal Son’s martial arts displays are hampered by wild mood swings between goofiness and stomach-churning violence.
A Boy and His Dog

A Boy and His Dog by L.Q. Jones (Review)

It’s easy to see why this is such a cult film, but it actually has merit and wit, as opposed to sinking to sub-Corman levels.
A Better Tomorrow - John Woo

A Better Tomorrow by John Woo (Review)

If you want to see how Woo’s incredible style began and how much it has since matured, watch A Better Tomorrow.


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