Hold on to your ancestral daisho, because The Challenge (1982) is the Greatest Movie EVER!
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Review in a Nutshell: A pulpy action film with an unusual amount of talent behind it, The Challenge (1982) is ultimately more violent and ambivalent and less Orientalist than other examples of “gaijin-sploitation” from the same time period.
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featuring Sean ‘Hollywood’ Hunting.
Review in a Nutshell: From the makers of Ong-Bak and The Protector, what I expected from Chocolate and what the movie delivered were two very different things. The central conceit is that the protagonist is an autistic girl with the ability to mimic any martial arts style she sees, but the film is much more dramatic than I anticipated, treating the challenges faced by family members with special needs with a surprising degree of dignity and respect.
Strap on your motorcycle helmets, because Black Rain is the Greatest Movie EVER!
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Review in a Nutshell: Ostensibly a police thriller, Black Rain is more of an excuse for Michael Douglas and Ridley Scott to stomp through the Land of the Rising Sun with enormous, hob-nailed boots. As a cinematic artifact from the Eighties representing American cultural anxiety, it’s hard to beat this surprisingly crazy film.
Review in a Nutshell:Johnny Mnemonic is a poor adaptation with a surprisingly high number of hilarious things going on it. It’s proof positive that some authors should not be allowed to adapt their own work.
This movie contains:
Udo Kier, being Udo Kier.
“Send you down to Rikerth, wear an orange jumpthuit!”