• 2 Become 1

    Jul 2, 2015

    Full of negative characterisation, sloppily handled sentiment and rudderless direction, this is a film that drags along like the walking dead and manages to smother its noble intentions with complete indecision.

  • Accident

    Feb 16, 2015

    Weaving a tangled web, ‘Accident’ is actually elegant in its simplicity but by the film’s conclusion, whatever your thoughts are on the movie itself you are likely to be more cautious of crossing the road or getting out of a car.

  • Breaking News

    Feb 26, 2015

    ‘Breaking News’ is punctuated by tension-filled action set-pieces, but its main draw is the sharp characterisation and the insightful critique of the media that fills most of the running time.

  • Comeuppance

    Mar 1, 2015

    The style and substance of ‘Comeuppance’ are in well-balanced equilibrium as neither overtakes the other, but there is still something indefinable that proves to be obvious by the time the credits roll.

  • Don’t Go Breaking My Heart

    Mar 8, 2015

    ‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’ is lightweight entertainment but never threatens to be even more, despite a few sweeping romantic theatrics

  • Drug War

    Mar 9, 2015

    Johnnie To charges out the gate with ‘Drug War’: a blitz of tension, style and almost unrelenting momentum.

  • Exiled

    Mar 10, 2015

    ‘Exiled’ is a riveting portrayal of a group of friends sticking by one another as their once chosen profession threatens to kill them all.

  • Fulltime Killer

    Mar 15, 2015

    It certainly doesn’t break new ground or quite manage to sit amongst the classics, but it’s a solid and stylish gunplay flick that delivers on a number of levels.

  • Gimme Gimme

    Mar 17, 2015

    ‘Gimme Gimme’ is an interesting diversion from the big-budget blockbusters of Hollywood or even Hong Kong, but by the end it flatters to deceive.

  • Help!!!

    Mar 23, 2015

    Not a Brunel intellectual challenge, this is a recommended satirical comedy, easy to enjoy and a feather in the cap of Johnnie To’s varied filmography.

  • Hooked On You

    Mar 25, 2015

    ‘Hooked On You’ is neither stars’ best work, nevertheless it is a production with effective humour and a keen eye for the details of the decade it covers.

  • Life Without Principle

    Apr 12, 2015

    This is the kind of stripped down thriller that Hong Kong can still do so well and proof that, while output has become a mere trickle, the quality is still there.

  • Looking For Mister Perfect

    Apr 13, 2015

    ‘Looking For Mister Perfect’ is the kind of light and fluffy film that one would associate with Wong Jing or Joe Ma and not the man responsible for savage hits like ‘City On Fire’ and ‘Full Contact’.

  • Love For All Seasons

    Apr 15, 2015

    The concept may take a little getting used to, but ‘Love For All Seasons’ is a superior vehicle for Sammi Cheng and an enjoyable mixture of zany plot twists, comedy and romance.

  • Love On A Diet

    Apr 15, 2015

    There is still much to enjoy in ‘Love On A Diet’ and once again the chemistry between the lead pair makes this a quality slice of entertainment.

  • Mad Detective

    Apr 18, 2015

    If you like your cop thrillers but want something just a little different then ‘Mad Detective’ has got both bases covered.

  • Memory Of The Youth

    Apr 22, 2015

    It’s always good to see a film about children with enough depth and maturity to appeal to everyone.

  • Motorway

    Apr 30, 2015

    ‘Motorway’ is a stripped down action thriller that dispenses with such luxuries as sub-plots to concentrate fully on the battle between cops and robbers.

  • Needing You

    May 3, 2015

    There is much to enjoy in ‘Needing You’ and the film is a pleasant antidote to Hollywood’s own romantic comedies.

  • Only Fools Fall In Love

    May 9, 2015

    The over-the-top style that is often associated with this sub-genre of comedy may not be to everyone’s taste, but it remains entertaining and raises the odd chuckle.

  • PTU

    May 16, 2015

    A stylish and moody piece from one of the masters of style and mood, ‘PTU’ is a dark journey into the equally dark heart of Hong Kong where the cops are almost as corrupt as the criminals.

  • Running On Karma

    May 19, 2015

    It successfully manages to combine numerous genres to create a truly enlightening piece of cinema that shows just how unique Asian filmmaking can be.

  • Running Out Of Time

    May 19, 2015

    This is as much about relationships than anything else and by the end of the film it develops into an unusual variant on the buddy genre.

  • Running Out Of Time 2

    May 19, 2015

    This is a slickly made thriller that achieves most of the objectives it sets out to accomplish.