• Interview: Park Chan-Wook

    Feb 16, 2006

    Far East Films talks to the Vengeance trilogy director, Park Chan-Wook.

  • Japan Organized Crime Boss

    Apr 1, 2015

    With brains, brawn and cool, cruel style to spare, ‘Japan Organized Crime Boss’ is a fantastic entry point to Fukasaku’s earlier movies.

  • Ju-On: The Grudge

    Apr 2, 2015

    If you think Japanese horror cinema is becoming mired in recently coined cliché, or you simply love being scared, the troubling, dreadful world of ‘Ju-on’ is required viewing.

  • Ju-On: The Grudge 2

    Apr 2, 2015

    While ‘Ju-on 2’ is another rewarding journey through a landscape of fear and loathing, now is the time for its creator to terrorise avenues new.

  • Kyoto Nocturnes, Part I: Elegant Slaughter

    Apr 4, 2015

    A rewarding stand-alone experience, ‘Elegant Slaughter’ is also an irresistible taster for stories yet to come. The queue starts here.

  • Lady In Black

    Apr 5, 2015

    This is Brigitte Lin’s movie and her climactic tirade against her husband, bursting with anger and confusion lingers as one of her finest screen moments.

  • Nausicaä Of The Valley Of The Wind

    May 3, 2015

    ‘Nausicaa’ has its cake and eats it, being a pacifist’s warning about conflict and conservation while cramming in edge-of-the-seat thrills and excitement.

  • Oldboy

    May 6, 2015

    Definitely not to everyone’s taste, but ink black humour and Choi’s powerhouse performance prevent ‘Oldboy’ from becoming unendurable.

  • One Missed Call

    May 7, 2015

    Not a classic, but for those not yet bored by vengeful serial killing and familial mysteries, there is much to recommend here.

  • Ong Bak

    May 9, 2015

    Eye-popping displays of martial arts mixed with WWE style chair and table smashing exhilarate the senses.

  • Spirited Away

    Jun 1, 2015

    Humour, heart and high-level animation all combine to make ‘Spirited Away’ an overwhelmingly rewarding and endlessly magical experience.

  • Steamboy

    Jun 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.