• Cape No. 7

    Feb 28, 2015

    ‘Cape No.7’ is an ensemble production whose success is tied up with its exploration of Taiwan’s southernmost area, its use of localised flavour and copious amounts of colloquial humour.

  • House Of The Rising Sons

    Jun 27, 2020

    It’s a solid study of the strains that sudden fame has on friendship, especially when the screaming girls and management team are favouring two members over the whole five.

  • Nana

    May 3, 2015

    It is a needlessly extended, yet very well performed drama with a splendid couple of actresses taking centre stage.

  • Scandal Makers

    May 21, 2015

    This comedy succeeds because of its wit and characterisation, two attributes that go hand-in-hand in the better efforts of the genre.

  • Shall We Dance?

    May 22, 2015

    Masayuki Suo has constructed an often hilarious comedy mixed with a tender kernel that proves to be irresistible.

  • Swing Girls

    Jun 6, 2015

    With a wonderful, toe-tapping soundtrack, a gallery of amiable characters and a gutsy energy, ‘Swing Girls’ is a resounding success.

  • The Drummer

    Mar 9, 2015

    Bi serves up familiar twists and turns, yet the way they are presented raises them above expectations, successfully mixing the elements of the triad drama with something quite the opposite.

  • Tokyo Tribe

    Jun 9, 2015

    ‘Tokyo Tribe’ is the director on full expressive mode fusing hip hop, martial arts and an alternative Japan gone mad into a truly original whole.