Author: Rob Daniel
Web Of DeceptionJun 25, 2015
A great slice of suspense with three great turns from three female greats, it is a shame ‘Web of Deception’ appears to be David Chung’s final film to date.
VitalJun 22, 2015
An emotionally potent piece of work, ‘Vital’ tells a fractured, engaging story of obsessive love and controlled anguish, skilfully mixing past and present.
Visible SecretJun 22, 2015
Indebted to ‘The Sixth Sense’ it may be, but ‘Visible Secret’ eschews the surreal shocks of current Japanese and Korean horror cinema.
Three… ExtremesJun 11, 2015
An eclectic and compelling triumvirate of screen darkness, it would be a shame if this marked the end of the ‘Three’ experiment. How about a film from female directors for the next instalment?
ThreeJun 11, 2015
‘Three’ is a bold idea, but one out of three is too bad. The follow-up, ‘Three… Extremes’ would do it all better.
Sympathy For Lady VengeanceJun 7, 2015
Providing meat for the mind as well as fireworks for the senses ‘Sympathy for Lady Vengeance’ is one of the best films of 2006.
Street MobsterJun 3, 2015
A knockabout punch-up of a movie, ‘Street Mobster’ flamboyantly bloodies the audience’s nose with its raw brutality and antisocial behaviour.
SteamboyJun 1, 2015
The final impression is that Otomo’s steampunk epic is much like a billow of steam: diverting for a while, but once it stops there is little indication it ever actually happened.
Spirited AwayJun 1, 2015
Humour, heart and high-level animation all combine to make ‘Spirited Away’ an overwhelmingly rewarding and endlessly magical experience.
The EchoMay 26, 2015
Borrowing heavily from Nakata’s ‘Dark Water’ and Kubrick’s ‘The Shining’, Laranas’ ‘The Echo’ brings nothing new to the overcrowded Asian horror market.
Ong BakMay 9, 2015
Eye-popping displays of martial arts mixed with WWE style chair and table smashing exhilarate the senses.
One Missed CallMay 7, 2015
Not a classic, but for those not yet bored by vengeful serial killing and familial mysteries, there is much to recommend here.