MAAC Review From Fantasia 2020: THE PAPER TIGERS

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The martial arts films shown at Fantasia 2020 have featured lone Samurai’s taking on 500 men, MMA musicals and Donnie Yen battling police corruption....

MAAC Review From Fantasia 2020: A HERO NEVER DIES (1998)

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Fantasia 2020 has been a great market for new releases this year. In amongst these they have also had the good foresight to include...

MAAC Review From Fantasia 2020: Chasing Dream

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After failing to set the box office alight upon its release in China last year, Johnnie To's Chasing Dream will hopefully fare better Stateside...

MAAC Review From Fantasia 2020: A WITNESS OUT OF THE BLUE

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Released in China last year, A Witness Out of the Blue is finally being released to Western audiences, forming part of Fantasia 2020's lineup. While...

MAAC Review From Fantasia 2020: CRAZY SAMURAI MUSASHI

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Tak Sakaguchi (or just Tak as he is now credited) is back once again to unleash all kinds of punishment on many unwitting opponents...

MAAC Review: THE PREY

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I first became aware of director Jimmy Henderson with the release of his action packed Jailbreak (2017). Somewhat influenced by Gareth Evans' The Raid...

MAAC Review: LEGACY OF LIES

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The recently released Legacy of Lies marks a slight change of pace for leading man Scott Adkins. Sure there are the expected martial arts...

MAAC Review: THE BIG UGLY

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I had first become aware of director Scott Wiper through the film A Better Way to Die (2000) which he not only wrote and...

MAAC Review: THE OLD GUARD

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You have to hand it to Netflix, during this lockdown they have truly become a saving grace for action movie lovers, with a variety...

MAAC Review: WIRA

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Director Adrian Teh follows up his smash hit Paskal (2018) with the smaller scale, but no less effective, Wira. A superbly paced martial arts...

MAAC Review: DA 5 BLOODS

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It is ironic that Spike Lee’s latest, Da 5 Bloods was produced for Netflix, as it is no doubt one of his most cinematic...

MAAC Review: I AM VENGEANCE – RETALIATION

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I first became aware of director Ross Boyask when UK publication Impact ran a series of articles on homegrown indie action movies. The articles...

MAAC Review: A CLEAR SHOT

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Based on a true story, Nick Leisure's A Clear Shot is bolstered with good performances and a tension filled plot. Unfortunately it is hampered...

MAAC Review: DEBT COLLECTORS

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Considering the seemingly finite nature of the finale of The Debt Collector (2018) I was somewhat surprised when a sequel was announced. I was...

MAAC Review: GANGS OF LONDON

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With the release of The Raid (2011) and its sequel, Gareth Evans proved to be one of the best action directors to emerge in...

MAAC Review: EXTRACTION

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Blockbuster kings the Russo Brothers have struck gold yet again, this time with Netflix actioner Extraction. Based on Joe Russo's own comic book Ciudad,...

MAAC Review: FINAL KILL

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Originally called The Protector, Final Kill focuses on aging protection specialist Mickey Rome (Ed Morrone) who works for his friend Carl (Billy Zane). Enticed...

MAAC Review: BLOODSHOT

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Vin Diesel leaves 'Dominic Torreto' behind for a while, returning to cinema screens with the comic book adaptation Bloodshot. Based on the Valiant comic...

MAAC Review: GUNS AKIMBO

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Daniel Radcliffe. Action Hero. Not exactly the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of the former Harry Potter actor, but that is...

MAAC Review: ENTER THE FAT DRAGON

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It would seem that Donnie Yen never sleeps. It was only a few months ago that he was gracing our screens with Ip Man...

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