Martial arts

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    Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash

    A refreshing throwback to 1980s kung-fu cinema with a socially conscious subtext…

    4 stars
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    Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    The Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first Asian-led superhero film is great, and Tony Leung makes it infinitely better…

    4 stars
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    The Benny Chan Cops & Robbers Rundown Part 9: Invisible Target

    A kung fu conscious cast for a police flick overflowing with excellent action and suspense…

    4 stars
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    The Benny Chan Cops & Robbers Rundown Part 7: New Police Story

    The two great Chans on either side of the camera in their most explosive collaboration, even if literally so…

    3.5 stars
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    Undercover Punch and Gun

    Philip Ng, Andy On and Van Ness Wu reteam for an old-fashioned 1990s style action comedy…

    2.5 stars
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    The Benny Chan Cops & Robbers Rundown Part 4: Gen-X Cops

    Chan and HK’s trendiest cops gave a big boost to their film industry when it needed it the most…

    3.5 stars
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    Encounter of the Spooky Kind

    Sammo Hung gets thrown into a supernatural blender…

    4 stars
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    One-Armed Boxer

    Before having one arm was cool, the kung fu film that started it all…

    3 stars
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    The Benny Chan Cops & Robbers Rundown Part 1: What a Hero!

    Chan ironically begins his run in his signature genre with something totally unlike anything that would follow…

    3 stars
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    Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Stars

    The rare end to a trilogy that isn’t a blearing disappointment…

    3.5 stars
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    Beach of the War Gods

    A 1973 classic from the One-Armed Swordsman himself, Jimmy Wang Yu…

    4.5 stars
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    My Lucky Stars

    The only-just-about sequel to brilliant action-comedy Winners and Sinners ups the ante on the former but lets the side down on the latter…

    3 stars
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    Double Team

    JCVD, Tsui Hark and Dennis Rodman combine vices of Hollywood, HK cinema and celeb culture for an entertainingly bad yarn…

    1.5 stars
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    The Paper Tigers

    A crowdfunded kung fu comedy is a revelatory experience that proves the indie scene can produce masterworks…

    4.5 stars
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    Ip Man: Kung Fu Master

    Less biopic, more a muddled if entertaining fever dream of Donnie Yen’s finest moments…

    2 stars
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    Double Team

    Dennis Rodman is a low-key MVP in Tsui Hark’s first fully American film. Will that make sense by the end of this review? Who knows?…

    3 stars
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    Once Upon a Time in China

    Jet Li leaps into the role that had come before for others but that he was born to play!…

    5 stars
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