• Mother

    Apr 30, 2015

    A beautifully and intricately crafted film that is given an emotional heart thanks to Kim Hye-ja and while it has lots more to say than just simply thrill, is still also an often gripping thriller.

  • Oldboy

    May 6, 2015

    Definitely not to everyone’s taste, but ink black humour and Choi’s powerhouse performance prevent ‘Oldboy’ from becoming unendurable.

  • One Missed Call

    May 7, 2015

    Not a classic, but for those not yet bored by vengeful serial killing and familial mysteries, there is much to recommend here.

  • Perils Of The Sentimental Swordsman

    May 11, 2015

    The real draw, and the skill of Chor Yuen, is to make an ensemble of eccentrics, oddball antagonists and superheroes appealing and a means of covering up the unapologetic holes in the narrative.

  • Re-cycle

    May 16, 2015

    There is quite a lot going on in ‘Re-cycle’ for both the eye and mind and while its perhaps a bit too ambiguous for its own good it’s probably a film best viewed a couple or several times to fully appreciate and digest.

  • Ring

    May 18, 2015

    The film showcases psychological horror at its absolute finest and it manages to keep you on the edge of your seat throughout.

  • Ring 2

    May 18, 2015

    ‘Ring 2’ feels like more of a carbon copy than a worthwhile sequel and even Nakata’s knack for haunting imagery can do little to make it stand out.

  • Roving Swordsman

    May 19, 2015

    It may be a routine swordplay flick that ambles along with little revolutionary, but ‘Roving Swordsman’ is nonetheless watchable enough to warrant a purchase.

  • Shanghai

    May 22, 2015

    ‘Shanghai’ is an entertaining watch buoyed by an impressive cast which features several Eastern superstars showing they can hold their own against some of Hollywood’s finest.

  • Shaolin Ex-Monk

    May 23, 2015

    Liu lights up the screen with his explosive bootwork while Jack Long and the endearing Blacky Ko provide extra physical presence.

  • Survive Style 5+

    Jun 5, 2015

    If you just remember to bring a sense of humour, and wonder, you’ll be rewarded with what is easily one of the best Japanese films of the year.

  • Suspect X

    Jun 5, 2015

    ‘Suspect X’ plays with the usual hero/villain dynamic before settling into a denouement that reveals the complexity the audience was hitherto unaware of.

  • Swordsman And Enchantress

    Jun 6, 2015

    While I normally find myself quite happy to suspend disbelief for a Gu Long/Chor Yuen collaboration, ‘Swordsman And Enchantress’ is a real test of my patience.

  • The Case Of The Cold Fish

    Feb 28, 2015

    The term ‘low-key’ was perhaps invented for this enjoyable and slightly off-beat comedy/thriller.

  • The Convict Killer

    Mar 2, 2015

    ‘The Convict Killer’ is held together by the confidence of the man behind the lens and the excellent cast gathered together.

  • The Duel Of The Century

    Mar 9, 2015

    Lau Wing may not be an accomplished screen fighter, but it is his portrayal of Lu Xiaofeng that earns this a moderate rating that it otherwise would not deserve.

  • The Foreigner

    Dec 24, 2017

    Classy, tense, complex and delivering some fine tuned action scenes: ‘The Foreigner’ is a well crafted film that gives Chan one of his best roles.

  • The Gifted Hands

    Mar 17, 2015

    Essentially though, it’s a painfully predictable outing that is knocked down a notch or two by its awkward blend of genres.

  • The Great Magician

    Mar 21, 2015

    Though ‘The Great Magician’ recalls films like ‘The Prestige’ and ‘The Illusionist’, Derek Yee’s offering is much lighter in tone.

  • The Guard Post

    Mar 21, 2015

    ‘The Guard Post’ is a much more successful film than ‘R-Point’, in style, pacing, tension and acting, and a very satisfying and creepy slice of Korean ghostly horror.

  • The Invincible Power Of Kindness

    Mar 30, 2015

    Director Frankie Chan does, to his credit, use some intriguing environments and fully capitalises on the grandeur of the wild landscape. However he pays little intention to any logical development of plot or characters.

  • The Mission

    Apr 25, 2015

    Within this wonderfully crafted and thoroughly satisfying film is enough reasons to have full assurance in the future of Hong Kong cinema.

  • The World Of Kanako

    Oct 21, 2016

    It’s a cinematic car crash, and it’s often difficult to peel your eyes away from the horrible things that are happening on-screen at any given moment.

  • They Wait

    Jun 10, 2015

    A little gem of a film, ‘They Wait’ is a successful and, most importantly, highly entertaining fusion of Eastern ghost folklore and Western storytelling.