• Too Cool To Kill

    Nov 30, 2022

    Xing Wenxiong’s delightful remake of ‘The Magic Hour’ retains the charm and wit of the original, but makes some key changes to improve it.

  • The Magic Hour

    Nov 21, 2022

    ‘The Magic Hour’ is a fun comedy, though not the classic it promises to be. It still has an enormous amount to recommend it though and is a good starting point for those looking into Japanese comedy.

  • Escape Of Shark

    Sep 20, 2022

    ‘Escape of Shark’ is a remake of Australian thriller ‘Bait’ which, while not a masterpiece either, is several notches above this effort.

  • Song Of The Assassins

    Sep 7, 2022

    The quality increases as the film progresses and the viewer is more invested in the characters, meaning that it stands out as one of the more exciting swordplay films of recent years.

  • Ip Man: The Awakening

    Aug 22, 2022

    ‘Ip Man: The Awakening’ may not be remembered in the great canon of Chinese folk hero cinema, but as a solid offering that clocks in under ninety minutes, this is recommended.

  • Hit Team

    Aug 4, 2022

    Penned by prolific director and writer Wong Jing, ‘Hit Team’ is a formulaic cop thriller done on a low budget, something that makes itself very apparent early on.

  • Gameboy Kids

    Jul 5, 2022

    I can imagine watching it thirty years ago and wanting to throw a brick at the screen, but, imbued with a tidal wave of nostalgia today, it was a decent ninety-minute distraction.

  • Golden Needles

    Jun 14, 2022

    Ultimately, it is Joe Don Baker that makes ‘Golden Needles’ worth tracking down; it’s by no means his best work, but he’s always great to watch.

  • The Pirates: The Last Royal Treasure

    May 31, 2022

    ‘The Pirates: The Last Royal Treasure’ is a big, unapologetic action film that borrows all of the pomp and bombast of its American contemporaries.

  • It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad World

    May 17, 2022

    Clifton Ko has been behind the lens for quite a few of these family comedies though the box-office hit ‘It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad World’ is one of his best efforts.

  • Shaolin And Wu Tang

    May 3, 2022

    There are some plot holes that become apparent as the film continues, but good quality action and a fine cast cover a multitude of sins.

  • A Massacre Survivor

    Apr 11, 2022

    ‘A Massacre Survivor’ features an always watchable Shih Szu as the heroine. Unfortunately, she’s one of the few characters to get much polish.