Mulgoe combines two very different types of movies: the lavish historical epic of the sort that the Chinese film industry has been making lately, built around political machinations, a serious threat against Imperial power and a heroic figure who steps in to support the Emperor at great cost –and the monster movie. I have to […]Read more "Mulgoe [Monstrum] (2018)"
Oh, the joys of Hong Kong cinema! One of the routine complaints about the films made in Hong Kong is their propensity for slapstick. The Chinese seem to love absurd physical humor and it pops up even in some fairly serious HK films. Its quality varies enormously as well – one could point to some […]Read more "I Love Maria [a.k.a., Roboforce] [Tie jia wu di Ma Li Ya ] (1983)"