Author: Greggory W Morris

NYAFF
SAMURAI MARATHON Film Review

Based on a real event in the late 1880s, a competition that that persists today, SAMURAI MARATHON, starring Takeru Satoh, Nana Komatsu and Mirai Moriyama, and directed by Bernard Rose, should rock the cinematic richter scales when it is released. It was the opening night film for the 2019 NYAFF.

As Bill Paxton’s Severen Said in NEAR DARK, ‘Yoo-hoo, Mayor de Blasio …’

NYC Bike Family Mass Die-in, Washington Square Park, July 9, 2019 by Transportation Alternatives. #NYCBikeFamily staged mass die-in to protest the killing of cyclists. Non-violent, peaceful memorial event. Drivers have killed 15 people on bikes this year — more than double the number killed this time last year.

#NYCBikeFamily: “We de­serve safe pa­ssage. We deserve the pure joy of riding a bike. We will not stop rid­ing and we will not ac­cept this injus­tice.

Making sure that “May­or Bill de Blasio knows that the NYC Bike Family will not stand for the threat on our lives. Vision Zero is in a state of emergency, and the only way to stop the killings is to break New York City’s car culture.

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Jade Leung and Michael Tong Present THE FATAL RAID 辣警霸王花 2 不義之戰 …

An ultraviolent cops vs. gangsters bloodbath with casualties on both sides. Fast forward 20 years, a surviving cop team member Madam Fong (Jade Leung, Black Cat) leads a new squad in pursuit of freckless young anarchists terrorizing Macao. An apparition from that fatal day shows up – bringing everything full circle. With badass modern women warriors at the forefront, director Jacky Lee showcasing his hyperbolic styling of classic Hong Kong action, bringing back irrepressible ‘girls with guns’ sub-genre in full bombastic force.

NYAFF 2019 Trailer