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martial arts

El Gringo (2012)

I tend to find it very offputting when a filmmaker too blatantly and liberally copies the style of another in their movie. The tail end of the 90's were filled with rafts of uninspired attempts to recreate the style of Quentin Tarantino or…

Top 10 Kung Fu Movies

That glorious product of the Hong Kong film industry, the kung fu movie, did not start – and certainly did not end – with Bruce Lee. The genre grew out of the time-honoured Chinese literary “wuxia” tradition, which in turn came to silent…

The Raid: Redemption (2011)

Martial arts movies have been wildly popular in Southeast Asia for decades. First there were the early Shaw Brothers adventures in the ‘50s and ‘60, then came Bruce Lee and his fists of fury, making the genre ten times as big and exporting…