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The Knight of Shadows: Between Yin and Yang

by Vash
Shen Tan Pu Song Ling Zhi Lan Ruo Xian Zong
2019 / 109m - China
Action, Fantasy
The Knight of Shadows: Between Yin and Yang poster

There's enough quality here, but you have to find it through a layer of crap CG and terrible attempts at comedy. The atmosphere is wildly inconsistent, which is a shame because if Chinese directors focus on their strengths the results can be magnificent. If you can stomach the weaker moments, this is still a decent film, but it could've been so much better.

Dubious filler


by Vash
Shi Ren Chong
2014 / 82m - China
Horror, Comedy
Bugs poster

A typical US creature flick, made in China, on the cheap. The actors are terrible, most if not all of the horror is CG-based, the monster reveal is right there at the very beginning of the film and the story is flat. The pacing is alright though and the film is quite short, but because of the terrible CG the impact is practically zero. Slightly amusing, but not very good.