Police Story 3 Supercop

Police Story 3: Supercop (1992)

Police Story 3: Supercop first published by Little White Lies, as entry 161 in my Cinema Psychotronicum column “I didn’t do it alone,” Inspector Chan Ka-kui will say whenever he appears before committees or at press conferences, in what becomes a running joke in Police Story (1985), “It was a success because of careful planning.”…

The Lady (2011)

Review first published in S&S Feb 2012 Synopsis: 1947, Rangoon. Burmese independence architect Aung San is assassinated. In 1988, his daughter Aung San Suu Kyi leaves her husband Michael Aris and two sons in Oxford while she visits, ostensibly for “a week, maybe two”, her ailing mother and motherland. Witnessing the ruling junta‘s brutality, Suu…

Reign Of Assassins

“…for all its familiar wire-fu trappings, allegorises Buddhist notions of self-transformation in a world of illusions… Throw in some inventive chopsocky tempered by romance, and a typically winning lead performance by Michelle Yeoh, and you have a fatalistic wuxia about the martial pursuit of a ‘normal life’.” My full review at EyeforFilm.