• 71: Into The Fire

    Sep 17, 2016

    This slick looking and battle charged war film doesn’t stray too far from the well worn war movie path but certainly tells an inspiring and conflict heavy tale from the Korean War.

  • 92 Legendary La Rose Noire

    Jul 19, 2015

    If any viewer has been brought up on the Hong Kong musicals that Jeff Lau’s work alludes to, this will be highly recommended.

  • A Beautiful New World

    Feb 22, 2015

    Shi Runjiu’s film is a modest production with flaws in certain key areas, but remains a genuinely interesting film.

  • A Book of Heroes

    Feb 25, 2015

    Anyone who has seen everything that Jackie, Sammo and Yuen have offered could do a lot worse than endure Chu Yen Ping’s messy action comedy.

  • A Heroic Fight

    Mar 24, 2015

    For anyone who wants a blast of what exceptional imaginations used to do with minor budgets, ‘A Heroic Fight’ will refresh more than it will befuddle.

  • A Millionaire’s First Love

    Apr 23, 2015

    As it draws to it conclusion, that Korean melancholy kicks in and the characters begin to extend beyond caricatures.

  • Aces Go Places II

    Feb 16, 2015

    The formula that made the original so successful has naturally remained untampered, but the scope of effects and stunts clearly expanded.

  • Aftershock

    Feb 16, 2015

    A well made drama that follows the lives of a small group of characters after an horrific event, ‘Aftershock’ may disappoint those looking for the regular disaster movie tropes but those in the mood for a rewarding character piece should check it out.

  • Alien Vs. Ninja

    Feb 16, 2015

    For a change, ‘Alien Vs. Ninja’ is an amusingly titled, low budget action movie that actually lives up to expectations.

  • All-Round Appraiser Q: The Eyes Of Mona Lisa

    Apr 13, 2015

    ‘All-Round Appraiser Q’ is a winning crime film with a brilliant heroine and a very pleasant dynamic between her and the adoring acolyte Yuto.

  • Always: Sunset On Third Street

    Feb 17, 2015

    This sumptuous work was lauded on its release and in this reviewer’s mind was not deserving of quite the reception it got at the Japanese Academy awards.

  • Ambitious Kung Fu Girl

    Feb 17, 2015

    It is a diverting 90 minutes with a few well constructed scenes scattered throughout, but this hardly compensates for its waste of potential.

  • Arahan

    Feb 18, 2015

    The story is nothing new or revolutionary and takes just a little too long to get where it is going. Still, the film is made with skill and the comedy often hits home just as much as the fights do.

  • Arrietty

    Feb 18, 2015

    An easy recommendation as it’s still a fun-filled family adventure that is suitably heart-warming and easy on the eye.

  • Art Museum By The Zoo

    Feb 18, 2015

    Director Lee Jeong-hyang manages to generate enough of an ambience to make ‘Art Museum By The Zoo’ a more than pleasant diversion.

  • Azumi 2: Death Or Love

    Feb 19, 2015

    A worthy follow up to Kitamura’s stylish original and certainly packs a punch in the Samurai action department.

  • b420

    Feb 20, 2015

    ‘b420’ moves from a potentially arresting low-key beginning to a middle section that throws together predictable sub-plots, then Matthew Tang switches to a thriller for the final twenty minutes.

  • Barking Dogs Never Bite

    Feb 21, 2015

    Despite his attempts to look beneath the surface of Korea, Bong Joon-Ho is unable to sink his teeth into anything too substantial though

  • Bayside Shakedown

    Feb 21, 2015

    As an introduction to the lunacy of Wangan precinct and Japanese protocol in general, ‘Bayside Shakedown’ more than holds the attention with its zesty pace and attempts to do things a little differently.

  • Beijing Blues

    Feb 22, 2015

    ‘Beijing Blues’ is occasionally frustrating, but acts as an interesting anathema to the usual portrayal of police work as gritty or glamorous.

  • Big Blue Lake

    Feb 23, 2015

    ‘Big Blue Lake’ is a quietly confident debut, not especially enthralling or dramatic, but with enough positives to recommend it.

  • BKO: Bangkok Knockout

    Feb 23, 2015

    ‘BKO: Bangkok Knockout’ delivers pretty much exactly what you would expect; a non-stop rollercoaster ride of brutally brilliant fight scenes housed in a sorry excuse for a movie.

  • Blind

    Feb 24, 2015

    ‘Blind’ is a more than capable thriller that builds patiently to an edge-of-the-seat climax. And Kim Ha-Neul continues to ascend to the top of Korea’s starlist with another charismatic performance.

  • Blood: The Last Vampire

    Feb 24, 2015

    Perhaps if the series had been completed it may have been bordering on the “classic” status, but as a standalone movie there are just far too many plot holes for it to fully succeed.