• All-Round Appraiser Q: The Eyes Of Mona Lisa

    Apr 13, 2015

    ‘All-Round Appraiser Q’ is a winning crime film with a brilliant heroine and a very pleasant dynamic between her and the adoring acolyte Yuto.

  • Always: Sunset On Third Street

    Feb 17, 2015

    This sumptuous work was lauded on its release and in this reviewer’s mind was not deserving of quite the reception it got at the Japanese Academy awards.

  • Ambitious Kung Fu Girl

    Feb 17, 2015

    It is a diverting 90 minutes with a few well constructed scenes scattered throughout, but this hardly compensates for its waste of potential.

  • An Amorous Woman Of Tang Dynasty

    Dec 17, 2017

    Somewhat frustrating due to its fractured narrative, yet compelling within its aesthetic and themes, Eddie Fong’s directorial debut remains a unique experiment of its era.

  • Arahan

    Feb 18, 2015

    The story is nothing new or revolutionary and takes just a little too long to get where it is going. Still, the film is made with skill and the comedy often hits home just as much as the fights do.

  • Arang

    Dec 24, 2018

    The horror sequences are mandatory to the plot, but they have been stripped back and diffused of much of their sting, in favour of concentrating on the police procedural aspect and mystery behind the four friends’ criminal bond.

  • Arrietty

    Feb 18, 2015

    An easy recommendation as it’s still a fun-filled family adventure that is suitably heart-warming and easy on the eye.

  • Art Museum By The Zoo

    Feb 18, 2015

    Director Lee Jeong-hyang manages to generate enough of an ambience to make ‘Art Museum By The Zoo’ a more than pleasant diversion.

  • Avengement

    Sep 9, 2019

    Adkins and Johnson go full force here and while it may not be to everyone’s taste, ‘Avengement’ is another hit for the duo and showcase for the unprecedented talents of Scott Adkins.

  • Azumi 2: Death Or Love

    Feb 19, 2015

    A worthy follow up to Kitamura’s stylish original and certainly packs a punch in the Samurai action department.

  • b420

    Feb 20, 2015

    ‘b420’ moves from a potentially arresting low-key beginning to a middle section that throws together predictable sub-plots, then Matthew Tang switches to a thriller for the final twenty minutes.

  • Barking Dogs Never Bite

    Feb 21, 2015

    Despite his attempts to look beneath the surface of Korea, Bong Joon-Ho is unable to sink his teeth into anything too substantial though