Ip Man 2

Wilson Yip continues the story of legendary Wing Chun master Ip Man in the second instalment of the martial arts franchise and Donnie Yen reprises his role as the titular character. Ip Man was the first martial arts master to teach Wing Chun in Hong Kong, and was well known for teaching Hollywood legend Bruce Lee. The second film brings us much closer to the character through his family struggle … Continue reading Ip Man 2

Ip Man

The first of several semi-biographical films about Yip Man (also spelled Ip Man), Ip Man stars martial arts legend Donnie Yen as the legendary martial arts master who was the first to teach Wing Chun, and is famous for teaching Bruce Lee. Ip Man is more than just a film about martial arts action, and Ip Man himself is a deep and interesting character. Donnie Yen‘s performance is fantastic and he executes the martial arts choreography … Continue reading Ip Man

Dragon : Review for CUEAFS

‘Dragon’ is an entertaining and exhilarating old school martial arts thriller that utilises everything expected from the genre while managing to offer a satisfying and contemporary twist on affairs. A detective is investigating a village paper-maker suspected of being a renegade mass murderer, when he eventually learns that humanity is sometimes more important than the law… Read more here Continue reading Dragon : Review for CUEAFS

Million Dollar Crocodile (Review for CUEAFS)

  ‘Million Dollar Crocodile’ has marked a milestone for Chinese cinema as the first monster movie to come from the mainland. Directed by Lin Lisheng (‘The Other Half’ and ‘A Disappearing Village’),‘Million Dollar Crocodile’ is nothing more than a fun monster flick with its tongue securely in its cheek… Read more here Continue reading Million Dollar Crocodile (Review for CUEAFS)