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    Original Vs. Remake: Infernal Affairs Vs. The Departed

    Infernal Affairs (2002) – Undercover police officer Chan (Tony Leung) enters the triad at the same time that low level gangster Lau (Andy Lau) becomes a mole in the HK police academy. Years later, as both the police and t...
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    Book Review: Boy by Takeshi Kitano

    My first exposure to Takeshi Kitano as a writer, Boy is a compilation of three short stories about boyhood adolescence with aspects of coming-of-age drama. The three stories are: “The Champion in the Padded Kimono,”...
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    Film Smash’s Most Anticipated Films of 2014!

    With the end of 2013, we look ahead to the promising new year with high hopes for a great year at the movies. The promise of kaiju, martial arts, samurai, gangsters, and some good old fashioned drama has hopes at a high level f...
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    Film Smash’s Best of 2013

    With 2013 drawing to a close, we can’t help but look back on what a year it has been in cinema. From gangsters to martial artists, here’s our list of the best films of the year:         And there...
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    Interview: Ryoo Seung-wan Talks “The Berlin File”

    Action film director Ryoo Seung-wan has seen enormous success with his most recent film The Berlin File. Smashing box office records in Korea, it finds its way to North America courtesy of the fine folks at CJ Entertainment and...
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    TAS: Heroes Among Heroes (1993) – Wong Fei Hung vs. Korean Herbalist

    Heroes Among Heroes – Tea Time – Wong Fei Hung vs Korean Herbalist This Yuen Woo Ping actioner from 1993 tells the story of Beggar Su and his dealings with Opium addiction and foreign influence. Along the way he mee...