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Breaking News 2004 Review: More than just a shoot-em-up movie.

After a disastrous failure to stop a robber gang, the police attempt to redeem themselves through a series of publicity stunts and shootouts. When an…

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Drug War 2012 Review: Johnnie To’s film is a merciless, tightly constructed

The taciturn police commander Zhang leads an undercover drugs team and in his continuous battle against the ubiquitous drug barons, takes up arms against his…

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The Frozen Ground 2013 Review: Nicolas Cage’s performance is surprisingly remarkable

Robert Hansen may not have the kind of recall value as other serial killers do. But his handiwork is no less terrible. Currently serving 461…

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Election 2005 Review: Johnnie To still has it

Johnnie To still has it. The auteur makes a long-awaited return to Hong Kong cinemas with Election. A gritty take on the Hong Kong triad genre….

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Road To Paloma 2014 Review: The film gives off the pungent, testosterone-heavy musk of a vanity project

Road To Paloma is a fugitive-on-the-run story. A road flick that zooms across the sun-dappled landscapes of the American West. And a slow-paced pseudo-commentary on the…

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A Walk among the Tombstones 2014 Review: The film is a gloomy crime film developed in slow pace

Private investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife. In 1991, In New York, Matt…

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The Tigers 1991 Review: An Entertaining action-thriller

Entertaining action-thriller that feels too implausible to be more than a passing time-waster. A surprisingly dark and gritty crime thriller that taxes your sympathy as…

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Iceman 2004 Review: Donnie Yen returns with the bewildering and sometimes entertaining action-comedy

Donnie Yen returns with the bewildering and sometimes entertaining action-comedy Iceman 3D. A 3D (duh) remake of the 1989 film Iceman Cometh starring Yuen Biao and Maggie Cheung. Iceman…

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Double Tap 2000 Review: The film is entertaining until the very last minute

Double Tap is a nice Hong Kong thriller that offers a lot of drama and reminds us of why the movies of the former British…

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‘Imprisoned: Survival Guide for Rich and Prodigal’ 2005 Review: An interesting and unique Hong Kong film

Imprisoned: Survival Guide for Rich and Prodigal is adapted from a Hong Kong internet novel.  The first half of the movie is a comedic portrayal…

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