Lady Street Fighter

Lady Street Fighter (1981)

Lady Street Fighter first published by Little White Lies, as entry 145 in my Cinema Psychotronicum column After graduating from UCLA Film School in the late Sixties, director James Bryan launched his career at indie cinema’s lowest end – a strange, psychotronic zone where exploitation reigns, sleaze flows and cult emerges – his trajectory and…

Knot

Top Knot Detective (2017)

Top Knot Detective first published by SciFiNow Do you remember Shazaam, starring comedian Sinbad (aka David Adkins) as a wish-granting genie? It is a film so quintessentially Nineties, so evocative of that decade’s DTV zeitgeist – and so similar to 1996’s Kazaam, starring Shaquille O’Neal – that even those who haven’t seen it feel as though…

SPL2 – A Time For Consequences (Kill Zone 2) (2015)

Chan Chi-kit (Wu Jing) has been playing the junkie to help get close an international organ-trafficking cartel – but after an assignment goes wrong, the undercover Hong Kong cop finds himself going cold turkey in a Bangkok prison. There Chi-kit is watched closely by both corrupt warden Ko Chun (Zhang Jin) and decent local rookie…

Raid

The Raid (2011)

The Raid first published in S&S Jun 2012 Review: Opening with the image of a ticking watch placed beside a gun, The Raid (Serbuan Maut) is, as those props would suggest, a tense, hyperviolent action thriller, set almost entirely in a deadly 15-story tenement that has been built as much from the tropes and cliches…