• 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.

  • Big Man Japan

    Feb 23, 2015

    ‘Big Man Japan’ isn’t always quite as quirky and clever as it thinks it is but is nevertheless another entertaining example of why Japanese cinema is at the forefront of the unique and creative.

  • 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.

  • Blood Brothers

    Feb 24, 2015

    Not a complete waste of time as it does provide some basic gangster movie stylings but ‘Blood Brothers’ is just that: an exercise in style and a style that has been done much better by other films.

  • Book Of Swords

    Feb 25, 2015

    ‘Book Of Swords’ offers very little of substance and is really only suited to hardcore Mortal Kombat fanboys.

  • Brave

    Feb 26, 2015

    The very limited and poorly shot action sequences are a huge letdown and the rest of the film is just one bad plot twist on top of another.

  • Bubble Fiction: Boom Or Bust

    Feb 27, 2015

    ‘Bubble Fiction: Boom Or Bust’ is a giddy cocktail of absurdism, social commentary and sci-fi adventure with the laughs eventually conquering everything.

  • D-War

    Mar 4, 2015

    I’m normally a sucker for a cheesy monster movie but ‘D-War’ fails to produce the goods on just about every level.

  • Dororo

    Mar 8, 2015

    Great characters, action and design make this an excellent fantasy adventure which harks back to the fun time fantasies such as ‘Willow’, ‘A Chinese Ghost Story’ and, yes, even ‘Krull’.

  • FB: Fighting Beat

    Feb 24, 2015

    ‘Blood Fighter’ isn’t that bad but it’s just been done so much better before and nothing no fight film fan hasn’t seen a million times.

  • Fighter

    Mar 12, 2015

    More believable than your average martial arts coming of age film and less pretentious than a lot of other serious, urban set dramas.

  • Flash Point

    Mar 14, 2015

    ‘Flash Point’ isn’t a perfect film in the classical cinematic sense, but it is a damn fine action movie that doesn’t short change the viewer in any department.

  • God Man Dog

    Mar 17, 2015

    Chen Singsing’s film is a gentle and often realistic portrayal of humans dealing with grief and loneliness.

  • Happy Birthday

    Mar 22, 2015

    ‘Happy Birthday’ is a slickly packaged vehicle for its two stars, but utterly uninspiring at the very same time.

  • Hooked On You

    Mar 25, 2015

    ‘Hooked On You’ is neither stars’ best work, nevertheless it is a production with effective humour and a keen eye for the details of the decade it covers.

  • Invisible Target

    Mar 30, 2015

    Hard hitting action reminiscent of old school Hong Kong actioners, solid performances and sleek direction makes ‘Invisible Target’ one of the years best action flicks.

  • Kidnap

    Apr 3, 2015

    It’s certainly a cut above the standard potboilers and, while it may not stand the test of time, it deserves more recognition than its harsh initial reaction gave it.

  • Lust, Caution

    Apr 18, 2015

    The pace, the emphasis on spy procedure rather than spy spectacle and the often graphic nature of some scenes may not be to everyone’s taste but ‘Lust, Caution’ is a challenging film made for adults.

  • Mad Detective

    Apr 18, 2015

    If you like your cop thrillers but want something just a little different then ‘Mad Detective’ has got both bases covered.

  • May 18

    Apr 21, 2015

    Though historical events tend to be notoriously difficult to translate to the screen and despite needless contrivances, ‘May 18’ is an unforgettable two hours that deserves many of the plaudits it has received.

  • Mr. Cinema

    May 1, 2015

    If the more ambitious nature of the production can be ignored and the awkward jingoism put to one side, ‘Mr. Cinema’ can be enjoyed as a well-performed, sometimes captivating film.

  • One Piece: Episode Of Alabasta – The Desert Princess And The Pirates

    May 8, 2015

    Existing fans will no doubt spend the majority of the movie bemoaning the loss of certain key scenes, while newcomers will be left scratching their heads throughout.

  • Protege

    May 16, 2015

    A gripping and often uncompromising look at the Hong Kong drug trade from the seller’s and user’s side, Derek Yee’s ‘Protege’ is one of the finest dramas to come out of Hong Kong in recent years.

  • Rush Hour 3

    May 19, 2015

    ‘Rush Hour 3’ barely even passes as a competent movie and I think that it’s about time that Tucker (who never really had much talent in the first place) and Chan moved onto other things.