Silk (1986) – Smooth like shattered glass

“Don’t push your luck too far, Silk’s gonna get you no matter where you are.”  Any cop that has their own theme song must be pretty badarse. Our titular heroine is indeed all that – looking as cold as ice with her slicked-back hair and a fantastic selection of 80s fashion. There’s a minor disappointment in that the rest of the movie isn’t quite as slick or stylish, or easily comprehensible for that matter, but that’s just par for the course…

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Fly Me (1973) – Sweet, international antics

Fasten your seatbelts and mind the exits on this high flying, Technicolor, super cool, 70s adventure. Think James Bond meets Hong Kong Kung Fu, rolled into a silly and sexy exploitation package. Producer and director Santiago blends dumb comedy, with a sinister human trafficking plot, broken up by ridiculous Kung Fu sequences…

Firecracker (1981) – A fistfull of awesome

Firecracker aka Naked Fist, both sound like a hell of a good time, but I’m going with the former because this is one dynamite movie. Filmed on location in the Philippines, you can practically feel the humidity suffocating our black belt heroine as she delves into a twisted world of drugs and blood sport in search of her missing sister. Plenty of blood and clothes are shed along the way in this action packed display of excess…

Angel of Destruction (1994) – Crazy for action

Angel of Destruction, how could you possibly pass up a movie with a title that good? It has everything you could want too, from kickboxers in comically intense fight scenes, to a weird Cold War undercurrent, and pop star strippers performing original songs. It is a cheesy, seedy, and dark film where justice gets served hot, and the women do a lot of arse-kicking…