• Kiki’s Delivery Service

    Apr 3, 2015

    Another superbly constructed piece of cinema that really captures the imagination and warms the heart.

  • Marathon

    Apr 20, 2015

    There is so much acclaim to heap on ‘Marathon’ that it is difficult to pin-point just one stand out feature.

  • McDull: The Pork of Music

    May 14, 2015

    ‘Pork Of Music’ is probably the best of the series, full of beautiful moments, delicate satire and heart-warming artwork.

  • New Shaolin Boxers

    May 4, 2015

    A splendid, fight packed romp that is a must for any fan of Fu Sheng. In fact it’s probably a must for any fan of kung fu films.

  • New Tales Of The Flying Fox

    May 4, 2015

    This is a rollicking action-adventure that is packed with top kung fu entertainment but because of a lack of depth misses out on a higher grade.

  • New World

    Jan 10, 2018

    Slick, confident and complex, much like its main characters, ‘New World’ un-spools a gripping tale of loyalty and the quest for power.

  • Nobody To Watch Over Me

    May 4, 2015

    ‘Nobody To Watch Over Me’ packs quality into every area, from the probing direction to a superb cast without a weak link among them.

  • People’s Hero

    May 11, 2015

    In Derek Yee though, the film has an impressive craftsmen who layers the tension until the film’s ultimately downbeat conclusion.

  • Personal Tailor

    May 11, 2015

    The simple fact is that Xiaogang’s latest work is the kind of slick, seamless film that one can admire as much as enjoy.

  • Red Cliff: Part II

    May 16, 2015

    Part 2 is certainly the superior one, but both deserve individual credit for reviving the dying embers of John Woo’s career.

  • 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.

  • Rodan

    May 18, 2015

    The first of Toho’s monster movies to be released in colour, ‘Rodan’ ranks as one of the best Kaiju movies out there.

  • 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.

  • Shall We Dance?

    May 22, 2015

    Masayuki Suo has constructed an often hilarious comedy mixed with a tender kernel that proves to be irresistible.

  • She Remembers, He Forgets

    Mar 6, 2017

    It is heartfelt, but never cloying, sentimental, but never to the point of being overly orchestrated and the kind of gentle tear-jerker that stirs the mind as much as the heart.

  • Snowpiercer

    May 28, 2015

    Bong Joon-Ho makes an incredibly confident and thrilling English language debut in ‘Snowpiercer’, which can sit comfortably alongside his already impressive filmography.

  • Summer Snow

    Jun 4, 2015

    Its gritty, truthful tone and flawless cast manage to take a sub-genre fraught with cliché and melodrama and give it a provocative resonance that is so very precious.

  • Ten Dead Men

    Jun 9, 2015

    It may be a little rough around the edges and lack the gloss of a big budget action film but ‘Ten Dead Men’ holds it own and shows independent action cinema can serve up the goods.

  • The 36th Chamber Of Shaolin

    Jul 3, 2015

    Liu Chia Liang’s ‘The 36th Chamber Of Shaolin’ is an important cinematic moment and remains influential not just in Hong Kong film-making, but also globally.

  • The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter

    Mar 10, 2015

    Multi-layered and superbly made, ‘The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter’ remains one of the greatest martial arts movies of all time.

  • The Chaser

    Feb 28, 2015

    A gripping often emotional rollercoaster of a thriller, ‘The Chaser’ isn’t just one of the best Korean films of the year but one of the best films of the year.

  • The Emperor And The Assassin

    Mar 10, 2015

    ‘The Emperor and the Assassin’ is a minor masterpiece and comes highly recommended, though it should be stated that this is not a film for everyone.

  • The Floating Landscape

    Mar 14, 2015

    With plaudits earned by each and every department, it goes without saying that this is a work of art. Slow-moving, yet deeply effecting, ‘The Floating Landscape’ is undoubtedly one of the best films of 2003.

  • 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.