Articles tagged martial arts

‘A Touch of Zen’ Finds the Art in the Martial Arts

Although King Hu's languorous action melodrama loses the thread many times, when all the elements tie together, the result is pure ravishing spectacle.

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A Gaggle of Ghosts, a Brace of Bamboo, ‘A Touch of Zen’

King Hu's martial arts masterpiece is a long, moody, beautiful, unpredictable film.

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The Glow Lives on in Taimak’s ‘The Last Dragon’

The actor's memoir is a backtracking through a life under scrutiny and a life eventually left to chance.

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10 Jun 2015 // 8:37 AM

Jackie Chan’s 10 Best Films

From drunken masters to rumbles in the Bronx, Jackie Chan's career is chock full of goofs and kicks. These ten films capture what makes Chan so magnetic.

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The Power of Body Language: Michelle Yeoh, Action Cinema’s First Lady

Watching Michelle Yeoh fight on screen is like watching Fred Astaire dance: simply beautiful.

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20 Jul 2010 // 5:00 AM

Figuring Out Godfrey Ho

Purveyor of countless identikit ninja films in the 1980s, is Godfrey Ho one of the world's worst directors or some kind of twisted genius?

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23 Feb 2010 // 8:58 PM

Wushu

Wushu devotees should enjoy the high-flying fights, but the predictable story never transcends the genre.

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Exposition Dumps Don't Need Dialogue in 'Virginia'

// Moving Pixels

"Virginia manages to have an exposition dump without wordy exposition.

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