Snow Girl and the Dark Crystal (Zhong Kui fu mo: Xue yao mo ling, 2015)

This is a big budget Chinese fantasy shot in 3D and heavily mediated with computer graphics. It’s practically an animated movie, and long sections of it are purely CG. The protagonist, Zhong Kui, is apparently a famous demon-slayer in Chinese … Continue reading

Saturday Matinee: A Chinese Tall Story (Qing dian da sheng, 2005)

Jeff Lau is an interesting character in the Hong Kong film industry who is perhaps best known outside of Hong Kong for his collaborations with Wong Kar Wai and Stephen Chow. His writing credits are all over the place and … Continue reading

Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons (Xi you xiang mo pian, 2013)

This is the second time Stephen Chow has been involved in an adaptation of material from Journey to the West, the classic Chinese novel about the bringing of Buddhism to China, and while it isn’t as brilliant as the first, … Continue reading