Author Archives: Paul Bramhall

Life Before Atomic Blonde: Female Action Leads in Hollywood

With the recent release of the Charlize Theron starring Atomic Blonde, a disproportionate amount of mainstream press coverage has revolved around how refreshing it is to finally see a Hollywood movie with a female action lead. Understandably, many Asian cinema … Continue reading

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36 Chambers of Shaolin: The Final Confrontation | aka Drunk 8 Blows, Crazy 8 Blows (1981) Review

AKA: The Shaolin Drunken Monk Director: Ulysses Au-Yeung Jun, Lee Yeong Cast: Gordon Liu Chia-Hui, Chin Yuet-Sang, Eagle Han Ying, Wong Yat-Cho, Kwon Il-Soo, Hyeon Kil-Su, Choi Jeong-Il, Chang Mi-Hee, Kim Jeong-Jung, Kim Wuk, Kim Ki-Ju, Park Seong-sik, Kim Il-chung Running … Continue reading

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Taxi Driver, A (2017) Review

Director: Jang Hoon Writer: Uhm Yoo-Na, Jo Seul-Ye Cast: Song Kang-Ho, Thomas Kretschmann, Yu Hae-Jin, Ryoo Joon-Yeol, Park Hyuk-Kwon, Choi Gwi-Hwa, Um Tae-Goo, Jeon Hye-Jin, Ko Chang-Seok Running Time: 137 min. By Paul Bramhall An interesting element of Korean cinema has always … Continue reading

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Buddhist Fist and Tiger Claws | aka Yong-ho’s Cousins (1981) Review

AKA: Yong-ho’s Cousins Director: Lee Hyeok-Su Producer: Kim In-dong Cast: Charles Han Yong-Cheol, Hwang Jang-Lee, Nam Chung-Yat, Park Ae-Kyung, Han Kyung, Kwon Il-So Running Time: 95 min. By Paul Bramhall Buddhist Fist and Tiger Claws is about as perfect an … Continue reading

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Vampire Cleanup Department (2017) Review

Director: Chiu Sin-Hang, Yan Pak-Wing Cast: BabyJohn Choi, Chin Siu-Ho, Lin Min-Chen, Richard Ng, Lo Meng, Yuen Cheung-Yan, Siu Yam-Yam, Bonnie Chiu, Jiro Lee, Eric Tsang, Jim Chim Sui-Man, Stephen Au Kam-Tong, Hana Tam Hang-Lam Running Time: 93 min. By … Continue reading

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Dreaming the Reality (1991) Review

Director: Tony Liu Chun-Ku Producer: Chui Fat Cast: Moon Lee, Yukari Oshima, Sibelle Hu, Ben Lam Kwok Bun, Eddie Ko, Hsu Hsia, Lee Ho Kwan Running Time: 102 min. By Paul Bramhall The years spanning 1991 – 1993 burned the … Continue reading

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Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back (2017) Review

Director: Tsui Hark Writer: Tsui Hark, Stephen Chow Cast: Kris Wu, Kenny Lin, Yao Chen, Lin Yun, Mengke Bateer, Wang Likun, Yang Yiwei, Wang Duo, Bao Bei-Er, Cheng Si-Han, Da Peng, Yeung Lun, Shu Qi, Zhang Mei-E, Xu Cai-Xiang, Lai … Continue reading

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Extraordinary Mission (2017) Review

Director: Fletcher Poon, Alan Mak Writer: Felix Chong Man-Keung Cast: Huang Xuan, Duan Yi-Hong, Zu Feng, Lang Yue-Ting, David Wang Yao-Qing, Xing Jia-Dong, Wang Yan-Hui, Ding Yongdai, Xiao Cong, Li Xiaochuan Running Time: 122 min. By Paul Bramhall Extraordinary Mission suffered extraordinarily bad … Continue reading

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Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance (2015) Review

Director: Gregory Hatanaka Cast: Mathew Karedas, Mark Frazer, Bai Ling, Kayden Kross, Tommy Wiseau, Janis Farley, Cranston Komuro, Laurene Landon, Mel Novak, Gerald Okamura, Kristine DeBell, Melissa Moore, Joe Estevez, Lexi Belle, Melissa Moore, Nicole Bailey, Mindy Robinson, Thomas J. … Continue reading

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Foreigner, The (2017) Review

Director: Martin Campbell Writer: David Marconi, Stephen Leather Cast: Jackie Chan, Pierce Brosnan, Michael McElhatton, Charlie Murphy, Liu Tao, Orla Brady, Katie Leung, Manolo Cardona, Simon Kunz, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Roberta Taylor, Dermot Crowley, Rufus Jones, Niall McNamee Running Time: 113 … Continue reading

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