• Cala, My Dog!

    Feb 28, 2015

    ‘Cala, My Dog!’ is, as so many modern Chinese films are, a way of observing a misunderstood country on a detailed level.

  • Caught In Time

    Apr 19, 2022

    Lau Ho-Leung has made a solid crime thriller that benefits from its rough and ready approach, decent action, and an intriguing real-life case.

  • 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’.

  • Confucius

    Mar 1, 2015

    What starts off as quite interesting and engaging becomes progressively more disjointed meaning drama and characters suffer.

  • Cook Up A Storm

    Jul 15, 2017

    The varied cast which includes Tse, Ge You and CN Blue member Jung Yong-Hwa make it an appealing 90 minutes of over-the-top cook-offs, snappy comedy and melodrama.

  • Crocodile Island

    Oct 12, 2020

    ‘Crocodile Island’ is deadly earnest which doesn’t quite work when characters are facing spiders the size of a shire horse.

  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

    Mar 3, 2015

    The fights are almost seamlessly integrated and amongst some of the best on offer for a few years even if they are not new by Jade screen standards.

  • Curse Of The Golden Flower

    Mar 4, 2015

    ‘Curse Of The Golden Flower’ is another sign of the growing confidence of Chinese cinema, the imagination of Zhang Yimou and the iconic status of Gong Li and Chow Yun-Fat.

  • Detective Chinatown

    Oct 22, 2018

    Stories of mismatched characters rely on the relationship between the two and ‘Detective Chinatown’ has a pair who play off each other’s quirks remarkably well.

  • Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings

    Jul 30, 2018

    Much like the first two Dee flicks, ‘The Four Heavenly Kings’ is an often breathless fantasy blockbuster that doesn’t skimp on the wuxia action, CGI wonderment and imaginative scenarios.

  • Don Quixote

    Mar 8, 2015

    Liu provides a more than acceptable ‘Don Quixote-lite’, a necessarily truncated interpretation that will hopefully inspire some to read the Cervantes masterpiece in full.

  • Double World

    Jul 31, 2020

    Big of budget and large in scope, ‘Double World’ starts out promising and begins to build to something rather exciting before petering off in the final third when it can’t quite keep up its momentum.