• 3-Iron

    Jul 3, 2015

    If you want to experience a beautiful, touching drama with a dreamlike atmosphere, then ‘3-Iron’ comes highly recommended.

  • A World Without Thieves

    Jun 28, 2015

    This is a lustrous production that flatters to deceive, aiming for the intellect, but eventually preferring to show empty spectacle and supposed depth.

  • A-1

    Feb 15, 2004

    There are moments of entertainment here, but the flat denouement sums up the lack of real polish that the preceding 100 minutes had provided.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Born To Fight

    Feb 25, 2015

    It’s basically just ninety minutes of acrobatic fight sequences, nail biting stuntwork and laughable plot devices, so enjoy!

  • 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.

  • Brotherhood

    Feb 26, 2015

    An unflinching look at a violent part of Korea’s history and how the terror of war really does tear people apart both figuratively and literally.

  • Casshern

    Feb 28, 2015

    It’s certainly worth spending some time in even just for the fantastic visuals on offer but may also draw you into the melancholic characters and the sombre story right up to its tragic conclusion.

  • Crying Out Love, In The Centre Of The World

    Mar 4, 2015

    This is still the kind of delicate drama that has enough of a hook to keep the audience enthralled until the end.

  • Dead Leaves

    Mar 5, 2015

    ‘Dead Leaves’ is a fantastic injection of animated insanity that will leave your brain absolutely buzzing.

  • Driving Miss Wealthy

    Mar 9, 2015

    ‘Driving Miss Wealthy’ simply isn’t sharp enough or emotionally engaging enough to sustain the attention.

  • Elixir Of Love

    Mar 10, 2015

    ‘Elixir Of Love’ passes the time adequately, but there’s little doubt that it fails to stretch Riley Yip’s creative excellence and doesn’t even rank as one of Miriam Yeung’s best.

  • Everyone Is Kung Fu Fighting

    Mar 10, 2015

    There is just so much effort and talent involved that I think it earns itself a hearty recommendation.

  • Fantasia

    Mar 10, 2015

    This, as you can tell from my gushing praise, is a film that has an obvious admiration and affection for the films that inspired it.

  • Fighting Fish

    Mar 12, 2015

    The lack of a real plot combined with some extremely theatrical action often makes the film feel more like a set of fighter’s showreels rather than a proper movie.

  • Hana And Alice

    Mar 22, 2015

    ‘Hana And Alice’ is an interesting film rather than a fully involving one. At over two hours long, it is in desperate need of more judicious editing as too many minor scenes carry on beyond their logical conclusion.

  • He Was Cool

    Mar 23, 2015

    The first twenty minutes are a barrage of over-stylised visual tricks and self-conscious winks to the audience; these begin to dissipate as the story continues, but it takes optimism to endure these early weaknesses.

  • Heat Team

    Mar 23, 2015

    ‘Heat Team’ will undoubtedly baffle more than it will appease; the fractured style and severe lack of focus on what the film actually wants to achieve is difficult to forgive.

  • Herbal Tea

    Mar 24, 2015

    It may be relatively incident free and not as prestigious as many of its contemporaries, yet this is still a film that earns mild commendation.

  • Hidden Heroes

    Mar 24, 2015

    At nearly two hours long, ‘Hidden Heroes’ is an ordeal that only those versed in S.A.S. survival tactics should ever attempt.

  • House Of Flying Daggers

    Mar 26, 2015

    ‘House Of Flying Daggers’ has too many trappings of an arthouse production that screams ‘self-conscious’ throughout.

  • Jiang Hu

    Apr 1, 2015

    Clocking in at around the 80 minute mark, ‘Jiang Hu’ is short and snappy, delving into a a specific moment in the characters lives making it neither overly complex or lacking in substance.