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An Oil Slick Between Villainy and Heroism: The Oddity of Oily Maniac

As a fan of both Shaw Brothers and horror films, digging into the combined forces of style is always a treat. Whether its black magic, ghosts, or other horrific sights, the Shaw Brothers provides a lot of fun in their exploitative leaning horror films. When...

Love in a Fallen City Article By Silver Emulsion Film Reviews

Hong Kong cinema and the Shaw Brothers studio are primarily known for their action films, but like any country's cinema there is a range of offerings well worth exploring. The work of Ann Hui is a great place to begin that deeper dive into Hong Kong films. She...

LOVING YOU Article By Silver Emulsion Film Reviews

Johnnie To's Loving You was released after his early successes --- films like The Eighth Happiness, Justice, My Foot, The Heroic Trio --- but before he established Milkyway Image and made the films he is ultimately known for and most associated with. Loving You feels like a film caught in transition; it's part...