• 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 Man Called Hero

    Apr 20, 2015

    Andrew Lau has a very obvious formula for making comic book adaptations and it’s one that is ultimately not very satisfying.

  • Adrenaline Drive

    Feb 16, 2015

    ‘Adrenaline Drive’ is often hilarious, sometimes filled with genuine tension and with a humanity at its core that is a delightful addition to the many other strengths.

  • Body Weapon

    Feb 25, 2015

    Dark cinematography, powerful scenes, politically incorrect humour and good fight choreography combine to make this an entertaining film, but one you are only likely to watch once.

  • Fly Me To Polaris

    Mar 14, 2015

    ‘Fly Me To Polaris’ makes no excuses for its obvious emotional machinations and a storyline clearly designed to tug at the heart-strings.

  • Gorgeous

    Mar 21, 2015

    While there are flashes of his trademark fight scenes, it’s the fairy tale love story that always takes precedence.

  • Kikujiro

    Apr 3, 2015

    Unlike many Hollywood takes on a similar subject, ‘Kikujiro’ prides itself on its unpredictability and genuine heart.

  • King Of Comedy

    Apr 3, 2015

    It’s a highly accomplished and touching rom-com that shows he is not just a funny face.

  • Love Wind, Love Song

    Apr 16, 2015

    ‘Love Wind, Love Song’ is given extra impetus by the performance of its stars, in particular Ko So-Young who is effortlessly charming as the lovestruck Young-seo.

  • Mayonnaise

    Apr 21, 2015

    With dashes of humour ably mixing with scenes of contemplative pathos, ‘Mayonnaise’ is another excellent Korean film that tackles everyday stresses in a way nearly all of its viewers empathise with.

  • Messengers

    Apr 22, 2015

    ‘Messengers’ takes time to gain momentum, but when it does the two-hour running time flies by effortlessly.

  • My Neighbours The Yamadas

    May 3, 2015

    Even though it feels a bit more like a series of shorts than a movie, ‘My Neighbours The Yamadas’ is another immensely entertaining outing from the Ghibli stable.

  • Not One Less

    May 4, 2015

    ‘Not One Less’ is slow-moving and starts awkwardly, but patient viewers will be rewarded with a very memorable Chinese production.

  • Poppoya

    May 14, 2015

    ‘Poppoya’ is unlikely to be a film that many will feel passionately attracted to, but it succeeds because you feel drawn into the central dynamic and intrigued by what troubles the lead protagonist.

  • Postmen In The Mountains

    May 14, 2015

    ‘Postmen In The Mountains’ is full of charming and touching episodes that occur on the travels of the two leads.

  • Purple Storm

    May 16, 2015

    If you’re not expecting a deep examination into Asia’s politics then ‘Purple Storm’ is an absorbing and emotionally charged action-thriller that does more than just pass the time.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Sealed With A Kiss

    May 21, 2015

    ‘Sealed With A Kiss’ has the raw promise of a director to watch in the future, but intersperses this with a general lack of focus.

  • Shiri

    Jul 19, 2015

    A very involving and enticing tale that is made all the more appealing by some top performances from Han Suk-Kyu and Choi Min-Sik.

  • Sunshine Cops

    Jun 4, 2015

    The great on-screen chemistry of the two leads help this stylish and hugely enjoyable caper move along at a leisurely, but absorbing pace.

  • The Conmen In Vegas

    Mar 2, 2015

    For ‘The Conmen In Vegas’, Wong Jing takes the best approach that we could have hoped for – one in which he has little aspiration to achieve heights that we all know he isn’t capable of.

  • The Corruptor

    Mar 2, 2015

    ‘The Corruptor’ makes for an enjoyable ride that is far superior to Chow’s previous introduction to an international audience.

  • The Kid

    Apr 3, 2015

    ‘The Kid’ offers very little that’s new or different. Nonetheless it commands the attention with some earnest acting and straight-forward directing.