Category Archives: martial arts

Movie review: Equilibrium (2002) directed by Kurt Wimmer

Product info: Cast in Libria, a dystopian country of the future which outlawed emotions of any kind, the film follows John Preston (Christian Bale), an upper echelon  enforcement officer called a Grammaton Cleric. Citizens have to take daily injections of … Continue reading

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Movie review: Man on High Heels (Hai-hil) directed by Jang Jin (2014)

Movie info: Yoon Ji-wook (Cha Seung-won) is a hard-as-nails homicide detective known for his ability to nab violent criminals using their own harsh methods. He is revered as a legend in the police force and at the same time feared … Continue reading

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Movie review: War of the Arrows (2011) directed by Han-min Kim

Movie info: Two children, the older boy called Nam-yi and his little sister, Ja-in, are being chased by King Injo’s guards. They are saved only by the ultimate sacrifice of their father, Choi Pyeong-ryung, an officer of King Gwanghae and … Continue reading

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Movie review: The Assassin (2015) directed by Hou Hsiao-hsien

Movie info: Set in ninth-century China during a time of unrest that would eventually lead to the decline of the Tang Dynasty, “The Assassin” tells the story of Nie Yinniang (Shu Qui), a daughter of a mighty general. She was … Continue reading

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