1. “Forbidden City Cop (1996)” movie review.

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    But those who understand my tastes know that I'm tired of the ordinary, conventional flicks that take no risks, so "Forbidden City Cop" immediately got into my pants with its strangeness. But the unique fight scenes and hilarious comedic antics seduced me into a satisfying relationship.
  2. “Deliver Us From Evil (2014)” movie review

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    "Deliver us From Evil" doesn't contain a single original idea, other than maybe making Joel McHale into a bad-ass, but it takes those familiar possession concepts and blends them with the clichés of a gritty police drama. This mating of genres is fairy unique and it helps that they have chemistry together, making the film seem more original than it really is.
  3. “Hostel: Part II (2007)” movie review.

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    "Hostel 2" feels like Eli Roth was only interested in the project for the money, as it lacks the hyperactive enthusiasm which accompanies even his worst films. So he played it safe, creating a harmless torture porn flick...and yes, I know how odd that sounds...But it has an effortless pace, a consistent tone and characters who aren't as likely to piss you off. It might not be as memorable as its predecessor, but it's also less likely to get on your nerves.
  4. “The Iron-Fisted Monk (1977)” movie review.

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    If you can accept the occasional tone whiplash (graphic rape), or at least endure it, then you will find “The Iron Fisted Monk” to be kung fu gold. It has a cast of colorful characters, lots of superb action and a sophisticated prowess which you don’t see accompany these kinds of movies very often.
  5. “The Grandmaster (2013)” movie review.

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    "The Grandmaster" contains enough brilliance to be worth watching, but It's not brilliant itself. Kar Wai Wong delivered more than enough when it came to creative visual ideas, which were magnificently realized by Philippe Le Sourd (the cinematographer) and those who were in charge of costuming, sets, music composition, etc. The problem is that the sloppy narrative cannot sustain Kar Wai Wong's ambitions.