Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Paradise in Service (軍中樂園) (2014)

Asians are politically incorrect. Proof: The comfort women issue gets a Wonder Years treatment in Paradise in Service!

Friday, 17 October 2014

The Judge (2014)

Stuffed with downer endings and sucker punchlines, The Judge is the Game of Thrones of courtroom dramas and dysfunctional family dramas!

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Friday, 3 October 2014

Lupin III (2014)

Madcap, frenetic, and cheekily good-humoured, Lupin III is a great introduction to a manga classic

Friday, 26 September 2014

The Babadook (2014)

Scary children's book freaks out family when monster literally pops up to haunt them!

Friday, 12 September 2014

Life of Crime (2013)

Little known fact: Robert de Niro and Samuel L Jackson play the same characters in the sequel to this film!

Friday, 22 August 2014

The Giver (2014)

In the future, there is no racism, sexism, inequality, or discrimination of any kind. Look what we did to eradicate all these evils!

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

The Four 3 (四大名捕 3) (2014)

Hong Kong’s Gordon Chan concludes his Chinese X-Men franchise with sound, fury, and a flurry of carebear stares!

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Hateship, Loveship (2013)

The post-feminist age bottles up Cinderella as a suburban wish fulfilment fantasy for all the Mary Sues out there

Monday, 16 June 2014

Friday, 13 June 2014

Under the Skin (2013)

Scarlett Johansson oozes sex appeal that can melt a man into a puddle in this update of Catherine Zeta-Jones’s Elizabeth Arden advertisement

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Noah (2014)

Visionary auteur meets studio, agrees to make the ultimate disaster movie. Hilarity ensues.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Black Butler (黒執事) (2014)

Black Butler takes extraordinary liberties with its source material—and pulls off something most interesting

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

A fastidious hotel concierge (Ralph Fiennes) who’s a hit with the elderly ladies is willed a priceless masterpiece of a painting when a dowager (Tilda Swinton in baroque old age makeup) inevitably expires. He hasn’t got any time to enjoy it thanks to the machinations of a moustache-twirling evil heir (Adrien Brody) and his violent henchman (Willem Dafoe), but you have about over 90 minutes to savour a carefully-crafted comic caper.

Monday, 14 April 2014

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

Poor Captain America. The superhero just got thawed out of an ice block. Yet before he’s had time for enough fish out of water shenanigans to fuel an SNL special, he’s had to fight off an alien invasion and now a global espionage conspiracy that may have compromised or even subverted SHIELD, his new employer.

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Project Hashima (ฮาชิมะ โปรเจกต์) (2013)

A bunch of ill-fated unemployed Thai youngsters struggling for their first big break take an assignment to shoot an episode for a trashy horror-travel programme and end up getting spooked to within an inch of their lives.

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

300: Rise of an Empire (2014)

With the ever-shouting King Leonidas dead at the end of 300, the Greco-Persian war shifts to the naval Battle of Salamis, with Athenian general Thermistocles and Queen Artemisia I as the feuding commanders. If you really want to find out how the battle went, don’t watch this film; it butchers history far worse than 300.

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Friday, 7 March 2014

Days and Clouds (Giorni e nuvole) (2007)

A comfortably rich couple are financially ruined and in the devastation of the Italian economy, find themselves sinking down the class ladder faster than their cash is running out.

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

3 Days to Kill (2014)

A dying CIA assassin takes the retirement package, travelling to Paris to spend quality time with his estranged wife and kid. The CIA however wants him for one last job.

Friday, 21 February 2014

The Wind Rises (風立ちぬ) (2013)

In the interwar years, a boy obsessed with airplanes grows up into an aviation designer wunderkind. His talent and his passion will be his triumph and his tragedy.

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Thursday, 23 January 2014

August: Osage County (2013)

Let me tell you a story and you tell me: is it material for a comedy or a tragedy?
--Melinda and Melinda

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Her (2013)

Joaquin Phoenix has a meaningful relationship with his personal computer in Spike Jonze’s scifi arthouse take on Chobits