• 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.

  • They Came To Rob Hong Kong

    Mar 28, 2022

    When you’ve got Dean Shek, Sandra Ng and Eric Tsang all screeching for ninety minutes, you know it’s going to be a tough experience.

  • The Reckless Cricket

    Mar 14, 2022

    Episodic and pantomimic, this is a series of not especially interesting scenes sewn together with a completely uninvolving main narrative.

  • A Distant Cry From Spring

    Feb 26, 2022

    ‘A Distant Cry From Spring’ is the very best of Yamada’s themes, contained in a truly beautiful masterpiece that leaves tears in the eye as the credits roll.

  • The New King Of Comedy

    Feb 4, 2022

    The major strength here is E Jingwen who is such an eternally affable figure that you are rooting for her from the first frame until the end.

  • Exit

    Jan 15, 2022

    It works perfectly with these protagonists and Lee Sang-Geun throws every cinematic trick and cliché out of the bag to put these two through the wringer.

  • In Full Bloom

    Jan 7, 2022

    Over its full running time of a modest ninety minutes, ‘In Full Bloom’ runs out of steam and the attempt at deeper layers of introspection become stilted.