• An Autumn’s Tale

    Feb 17, 2015

    This highly acclaimed romantic drama proves once again that Hong Kong cinema can be very subtle and is far more varied than some would have the public believe.

  • Armour Of God

    Feb 18, 2015

    The last twenty minutes alone are worth anyone’s money, as you will undoubtedly rewind in order to be repeatedly amazed by one of the greatest physical performers of any generation.

  • 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.

  • Avalon

    Feb 19, 2015

    Some may dismiss this merely as ‘The Matrix’ with opera. Others will agree it is an example of science fiction using its brain as well as its trigger finger.

  • Azumi

    Feb 19, 2015

    It may be a different genre but Kitamura proves he is not just a one trick pony and still knows how to successfully shoot the action and keep the characters interesting throughout.

  • BA:BO

    Feb 20, 2015

    ‘BA:BO’ may be slickly shot and handled by a mostly photogenic cast, though it is undoubtedly easy to become immersed in its world.

  • Banana Cop

    Feb 20, 2015

    ‘Banana Cop’ is a quick-moving film that is at times amusing and at times, thanks to some fine direction, suspense-filled.

  • Bastard Swordsman

    Feb 21, 2015

    This is a hugely entertaining film that undoubtedly ranks as one of the best that the swordplay genre has to offer.

  • Battle Royale

    Feb 21, 2015

    ‘Battle Royale’ is a fast paced, intense and emotionally charged film that goes where most filmmakers would never dare and produces a highly recommended movie for fans of all genres.

  • Battles Without Honour And Humanity

    Feb 21, 2015

    What prevents Battles Without Honour and Humanity from being a true masterpiece is its confused, muddled plot.

  • Be With You

    Feb 21, 2015

    ‘Be With You’ is a Japanese drama that is easy to appreciate on the surface as it is a well-made, well-acted work that skilfully tells a story without ever getting side-tracked in needless sub-plots.

  • Beast Cops

    Feb 21, 2015

    ‘Beast Cops’ is a powerfully shot and highly entertaining movie that raises some important issues regarding today’s society, which really need to be addressed.

  • Beloved Son Of God

    Feb 22, 2015

    If you can ignore some of its minor quirks, ‘Beloved Son of God’ is highly recommended viewing thanks to the wonderful and touching performances from Cheng, Wu Ma and Cheung.

  • Best Of The Best

    Feb 22, 2015

    With a fine set of leading actors, decent fight scenes and some hugely entertaining clichés, it’s a film that always entertains and definitely deserves to be viewed by all action movie fans.

  • Best Of The Best 2

    Feb 22, 2015

    A definite notch up from it’s predecessor, ‘Best Of The Best 2’ is a fine example of a low budget martial arts movie that, whilst nowhere near Hong Kong standards, is extremely entertaining and fun.

  • Big Bullet

    Feb 23, 2015

    Although the state of Hong Kong cinema is much approved now, it’s hard to forget the wretched state just a few years ago. ‘Big Bullet’ really stood out when it was released and remains a class act.

  • Black Belt

    Feb 23, 2015

    ‘Black Belt’ could well be a cult hit that influences those who follow it. It is not a flawless masterpiece, but its differences – as well as its similarities – make it a work that is worthy of its popularity.

  • Blade II

    Feb 24, 2015

    Part 2 showed some nicer choreography but was hindered by the MTV-style camera work, which has seemingly infected all action films of the past few years.

  • Blades Of Blood

    Feb 24, 2015

    A classy affair all round, ‘Blades of Blood’ is an invigorating and hugely enjoyable slice of chanbara styled storytelling from Korea.

  • Blood And Bone

    Feb 24, 2015

    A straightforward martial arts film it may be but is all the better for it and features a great cast, blistering fight scenes and proves that sometimes old school is the best school.

  • Blood And Bones

    Feb 24, 2015

    Takeshi Kitano has played a gallery of rogues during his career, but his performance as Shunpei Kim, a brutal Korean immigrant in Yoichi Sai’s ‘Blood and Bones’ is his most powerful.

  • Blue Jean Monster

    Feb 25, 2015

    ‘Blue Jean Monster’ has a little soul and pathos lurking at the heart of its rampant Hong Kong chaos.

  • Bodyguards And Assassins

    Feb 25, 2015

    Overall it’s a wonderful film, a blockbuster people call it, and maybe it is, but really for us Asian movie fans this is what it’s all about – a hard hitting, hard punching film with a heart of gold and a fist of iron.

  • Boiling Point

    Feb 25, 2015

    For newcomers it may prove a little difficult to get into and occasionally confusing but those already enjoying Kitano’s films will easily find several merits here that are synonymous with his best work.