• 1,778 Stories Of Me And My Wife

    Jul 1, 2015

    An extraordinary story about how ordinary people cope with the very worst that can happen and how love is a remarkable bond.

  • 1911

    Jul 2, 2015

    One of the better mainland films of recent years and probably the best of the ones that focus on the revolution.

  • 1911

    Jul 2, 2015

    Yet another good looking Chinese epic that tries to cram way too much historical happenings into a somewhat brief running time but is still an okay stab by Chan to tackle “serious” filmmaking once again.

  • 72 Heroes

    Jul 19, 2015

    While Derek Chiu’s latest film is an acceptable blockbuster, the wit and style of the director’s earlier works is sadly fading away from him.

  • A Simple Life

    May 26, 2015

    ‘A Simple Life’ is the perfect marriage of arthouse style and heart-rending substance.

  • Bangkok Assassins

    Feb 20, 2015

    ‘Bangkok Assassins’ doesn’t even come close to being the action movie it claims to be, and is in fact an atrocious teen romance that just so happens to feature some very bad fight sequences.

  • Big Blue Lake

    Feb 23, 2015

    ‘Big Blue Lake’ is a quietly confident debut, not especially enthralling or dramatic, but with enough positives to recommend it.

  • Blind

    Feb 24, 2015

    ‘Blind’ is a more than capable thriller that builds patiently to an edge-of-the-seat climax. And Kim Ha-Neul continues to ascend to the top of Korea’s starlist with another charismatic performance.

  • Children…

    Feb 28, 2015

    Lee Kyoo-Man provides us with a well shot, gently paced ‘what if?’ that might not be gripping, but is much more than just a distraction.

  • Choy Lee Fut

    Feb 28, 2015

    Even the action becomes monotonous by the time the tournament begins and there’s probably as much genuine Choy Lee Fut on display as there was in ‘Pretty Woman’.

  • Deadball

    Mar 5, 2015

    Not a total strike out but could have been a whole lot more fun, and funnier, with a little more energy injected into it.

  • Don’t Go Breaking My Heart

    Mar 8, 2015

    ‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’ is lightweight entertainment but never threatens to be even more, despite a few sweeping romantic theatrics

  • Flying Swords Of Dragon Gate

    Mar 14, 2015

    Those less critical may get more out of ‘Flying Swords’ as there is still a lot of high flying action on offer, despite it being stuffed with CGI, and the film certainly has a rich visual style.

  • Gantz

    Apr 3, 2015

    A movie should be able to stand on its own merits, but despite the situation intriguing me and the action exciting me, I couldn’t help feeling unsatisfied in the end.

  • Hara-Kiri: Death Of A Samurai

    Mar 22, 2015

    This version of ‘Hara-Kiri’ just simply pales in comparison to Kobayashi’s version and while it’s certainly good for a majority of its run time, you still may be wondering what’s the point of it.

  • Himizu

    Mar 25, 2015

    Not as enjoyable or as accomplished as some of the director’s other efforts but worthy of a look if you’re a fan of Sono’s work and “non-conventional” cinema.

  • I Love Hong Kong

    Mar 27, 2015

    ‘I Love Hong Kong’ doesn’t steer too far away from the usual New Year hi-jinks – it is an entertaining 2011 release, but will probably not be remembered come 2012.

  • I Love Wing Chun

    Mar 27, 2015

    If there should be any lingering breath in the viewer when watching this, the ubiquitous humorous mahjong scene about forty minutes in should be like a suffocating pillow held over their face.

  • Jump Ashin!

    Apr 2, 2015

    For all its minor shortcomings though, ‘Jump Ashin’ is an affecting production that has enough of a hardened edge to make the eventual redemption welcome.

  • Karate Girl

    Apr 3, 2015

    While there is an abundance of neatly choreographed action, there is a vast black hole where a proper plot and believable characters should be.

  • Kunoichi: Ninja Girl

    May 4, 2015

    Aside from a few glimpses of the impressive skills of Rina Takeda, ‘Kunoichi’ doesn’t really have anything else to offer.

  • Legendary Amazons

    Apr 6, 2015

    As a pure piece of pulp entertainment, ‘Legendary Amazons’ is a hoot. Nevertheless, there is always the feeling at the back of your mind that a story as famous as this deserves much better handling.

  • Life Without Principle

    Apr 12, 2015

    This is the kind of stripped down thriller that Hong Kong can still do so well and proof that, while output has become a mere trickle, the quality is still there.

  • Love In Space

    Apr 15, 2015

    ‘Love In Space’ doesn’t quite perform with the same surprising wit of ‘Hot Summer Days’, but is remarkably successful given the elements of deja-vu that pop up throughout.