13th Aug2013

Fight Flick Fortnight: ‘Deadly Crossing’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Steven Seagal, Gil Bellows, J. Anthony Pena, Kyle Cassie, Warren Christie, Michael Eklund, Meghan Ory, Peter Graham-Gaudreau, Sarah Lind, Emilie Ullerup | Written by Steven Seagal | Directed by Keoni Waxman When an influx of violent and ruthless heroin dealers descend on Seattle, Elijah Kane (Steven Seagal) leads an elite undercover squad of cops to bring them to justice. […]

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12th Aug2013

Fight Flick Fortnight: ‘The Legend is Born – Ip Man’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Dennis To, Fan Siu-wong, Yuen Biao, Sammo Hung, Huang Yi, Rose Chan | Written by Erica Lee | Directed by Herman Yau Review by Baron Fortnightly The Legend is Born: Ip Man is a 2010 Hong Kong semi-biographical martial arts film about the early life of Ip Man (also spelled as Yip Man) and his journey to becoming a Wing […]

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08th Aug2013

Fight Flick Fortnight: ‘Force of Five’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Sasisa Jimdamanee, Johnny Nguyen, Nantawooti Boonrapsap, Arunya Pawilai, Nawarat Techarathanaprasert, Paytaai Wongkamlao | Written byNonont Kontaweesook, Napalee | Directed by Krissanapong Rachata Despite their small size and inexperience, having grown up under the roof of a Muay Thai school two young brothers and their friends have become highly skilled, if undisciplined, martial artists. Sadly, the youngest of the […]

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07th Aug2013

Fight Flick Fortnight: ‘Blackbelt’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Don”The Dragon” Wilson, Matthias Hues, Deidre Imershein, Alan Blumenfold | Written by Paul Maslak, Charles Philip Moore | Directed by Charles Philip Moore, Rick Jacobson | Produced by Roger Corman Beautiful rock star Shanna (Imershein) is seeking protection from a psychotic killer (Hues) with a mother fixation and a penchant for brutality, as well as from her own corrupt, mobster of […]

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06th Aug2013

Fight Flick Fortnight: ‘Merantau’ Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Iko Uwais, Sisca Jessica, Christine Hakim, Mads Koudal | Written and Directed by Gareth Evans Interestingly, although an Indonesian kung-fu film, Merantau was written, directed and edited by Welshman Gareth Evans, a man who should be very proud of his well-made second feature film. Merantau is the name of the journey which must be undertaken by young men in order […]

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