• A World Without Thieves

    Jun 28, 2015

    This is a lustrous production that flatters to deceive, aiming for the intellect, but eventually preferring to show empty spectacle and supposed depth.

  • Assembly

    Feb 18, 2015

    A personal story told on a grand scale ‘Assembly’ is as good as war flicks get, finding a near perfect balance between a personal journey and large scale combat.

  • Look For A Star

    Apr 13, 2015

    ‘Look For A Star’ will be welcomed by the legions of Andy Lau fans who are keen for the star to return to a genre he dominated at the end of the century.

  • Manhunt

    Jul 16, 2018

    Not the return to modern action many a Woo fan may have hoped for but fun in fits and starts if you can forgive its flaws.

  • Operation Mekong

    Jul 1, 2017

    Lam has made better films but, along with Benny Chan, he is at the forefront of Hong Kong action in terms of delivering large scale spectacle.

  • Special ID

    Jun 1, 2015

    After a surge of period and fantasy styled films, Donnie Yen returns to modern day cop action territory in the somewhat schlocky but no less entertaining ‘Special ID’.

  • The Great Wall

    Feb 28, 2017

    ‘The Great Wall’ packs in a monster amount of large scale action as Damon, Jing et al take on the horde of monsters in ever increasingly elaborate ways.

  • White Vengeance

    Jun 26, 2015

    ‘White Vengeance’ – in keeping with the generic expectations of recent years – has big, bruising conflict aplenty and it’s those moments that tend to have the greatest impact.