Jackie Chan

We signed up for Netflix, and I’m now confronted with a dilemma: How do I tell which Jackie Chan movies suck?

I got hooked almost 10 years ago when my sister dragged me to see Rumble in the Bronx, which was hilarious. After that, we’d see each new one together. I’ve taken no great joy in his crossover into American cinema, but I loved the old Buster Keaton kung fu master stuff.

My first Netflix pick was Project A, which left something to be desired. I mean, the kung fu bicycle scene was genius, but the rest of the film rather flagged. And his body of work is so, um, voluminous. I must find a filter.