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  • Naked Weapon

    Naked Weapon

    ★★★

    An incredibly stupid but highly stylised and fun slice of violent Hong Kong action from writer Jing Wong and director Siu-Tung Ching. The story has Madam M (Almen Pui-Ha Wong) as the leader of a ruthless international cabal of sexy female assassins. Requiring to replenish her group’s ranks she kidnaps forty young girls, takes them to her secret island training camp and puts them through years of gruelling training. At the end of training only three young women remain -…

  • Spiritual Kung Fu

    Spiritual Kung Fu

    ★★½

    The Book of the Seven Fist technique is stolen from the Shaolin temple. The book contains a deadly form of kung fu that only the Five Fists style can defeat – unfortunately the Five Fist style has been lost for centuries. Luckily, a meteor hits the temple awakening the ghosts of the Five Fists style. The ghosts teach lowly student, Yi-Lang (Jackie Chan) the technique, which (after many diversions) leads Yi-Lang to a final showdown with the father and son…

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  • The Warriors

    The Warriors

    ★★★★★

    Although outwardly a nihilist, violent, gritty urban thriller, "The Warriors" is a highly political commentary on a decaying social order; a revolutionary political tract (with deeply religious overtones) and a comic book teenage empowerment fantasy, all wrapped up within a self-mythologizing retelling of the Greek Battle of Cunaxa from 401 B.C. Nine members from each of the main street gangs in New York are summonsed to a meeting in Van Cortlandt Park by Cyrus (Roger Hill), the leader of the…

  • Diary of a Mad Housewife

    Diary of a Mad Housewife

    ★★★★

    An excellently written, directed and acted story of social alienation and the emptiness of upward mobility. Written by Eleanor Perry (from the novel by Sue Kaufman) and directed by Frank Perry the film stars Carrie Snodgress as Tina Balser, the long-suffering wife of the obnoxious, pretentious, social-climbing Jonathan (Richard Benjamin). Living a horrendous life of quiet desperation she begins an affair with handsome poet George Prager (Frank Langella) only to find that he's just as callous and unfeeling as her…