• Crying Fist

    Mar 4, 2015

    ‘Crying Fist’ feels fresh and exciting thanks to the considerable skills of its director, the novel use of two storylines happening at the same time and the excellent performances of the leads.

  • Cyrano Agency

    Mar 4, 2015

    ‘Cyrano Agency’ is a clever distillation of all of those sweeping moments that Korean love stories are known for.

  • D-War

    Mar 4, 2015

    I’m normally a sucker for a cheesy monster movie but ‘D-War’ fails to produce the goods on just about every level.

  • Death Bell

    Mar 6, 2015

    ‘Death Bell’ is certainly not the best the genre has to offer, but it is a harmless little frightfest that has a few hints of ‘Saw’ and ‘Battle Royale’ thrown in.

  • Ditto

    Mar 8, 2015

    The Korean hit makes ample use of the fine chemistry between its two main stars and the inherent interest generated by such a workable premise.

  • Don’t Cry, Mommy

    Mar 8, 2015

    ‘Don’t Cry, Mommy’ is a decent entry into the revenge genre, albeit a fairly imperfect one.

  • Duelist

    Mar 9, 2015

    This is a sharply original love story set to incredible moving pictures. It has beautiful actors, heartfelt emotion and a genuine sense of originality.

  • Eye For An Eye

    Mar 10, 2015

    It may not be refreshing, it may not be especially exciting, yet ‘Eye For an Eye’ has a few aces up its sleeve.

  • Fury In The Shaolin Temple

    Mar 15, 2015

    The only real entertainment is watching the truly menacing villain over-act and cackle viciously while bearing a passing resemblance to Jimmy Saville.

  • Geochilmaru

    Mar 16, 2015

    If you’re absolutely desperate to find another tournament style fight flick, then you may be able to squeeze a few drops of entertainment out of ‘Geochilmaru’.

  • Grand Master Of Shaolin Kung Fu

    Mar 21, 2015

    ‘Grandmaster Of Shaolin Kung Fu’ is a two star film in every department, but that’s half a star more than a Godfrey Ho production can usually expect.

  • Green Fish

    Mar 21, 2015

    The excellent acting, especially from star Han Suk-kyu, and the easy going approach give ‘Green Fish’ a style all of its own and it’s certainly worth seeking out as it is a lesser known Korean drama.

  • Han Gong-Ju

    Apr 27, 2015

    This is a film that hides within its subtle execution a powerful social critique that pulls apart the sad misogyny and blame culture that is still far too influence in the modern world.

  • He Was Cool

    Mar 23, 2015

    The first twenty minutes are a barrage of over-stylised visual tricks and self-conscious winks to the audience; these begin to dissipate as the story continues, but it takes optimism to endure these early weaknesses.

  • Helpless

    Mar 23, 2015

    Though ‘Helpless’ features characters that are genre staples the acting has enough of an edge to divert attention away from clichés. A fine thriller, a solid drama and two hours of quality entertainment.

  • How To Use Guys With Secret Tips

    Mar 26, 2015

    The production has enough genuine laughs, sharp satirical swipes and overall skill to be rated as recommended viewing.

  • I Saw The Devil

    Mar 27, 2015

    Not even the odd moment of black humour and Kim Jee-Woon’s knack for crafting exhilarating sequences of action and tension can elevate his film beyond pure nihilism.

  • I Wish I Had A Wife

    Mar 27, 2015

    ‘I Wish I Had A Wife’ plods along with the piano score that seems to be indelibly tattooed onto the soundtracks of Korean rom-coms.

  • I’m A Cyborg, But That’s OK

    Mar 27, 2015

    By no means a disaster but a frustratingly mixed bag from a usually consistent and exciting filmmaker.

  • If The Sun Rose In The West

    Mar 28, 2015

    ‘If The Sun Rose In The West’ accomplishes its modest directives and creates two characters we quickly warm to throughout their moments together.

  • Il Mare

    Mar 28, 2015

    This gentle, emollient romantic drama is further proof of my never-ending mantra that, at their very best, no film-making industry can tap into the softer emotions better than Asian cinema.

  • Incredible Shaolin Thunderkick

    Mar 28, 2015

    ‘Incredible Shaolin Thunderkick’ is ineptitude on an almost apocalyptic level.

  • Jeon Woo-Chi: The Taoist Wizard

    Apr 1, 2015

    The film wears its fun proudly on its sleeve and if you can go along with it, ‘Jeon Woo-Chi’ does provide a lot of action packed, sorcery-laden entertainment.

  • Kick The Moon

    Apr 3, 2015

    A cheeky and often funny, if overlong, look at how the need to act tough and prove you can fight never really leaves you, even many years after high school.