SPL 2: A Time for Consequences (China/Hong Kong, 2015) [TIFF 2015]

10 years ago I was lucky enough to see SPL at the Toronto International Film Festival with Sammo Hung, Wilson Yip and Wong Jing in attendance. It was a special night for me not only […]

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on Oct, 04 · in Reviews

Lost in Hong Kong (China, 2015)

Xu Zheng returns to wreak more comic havoc in Lost in Hong Kong which arrives shortly after its predecessor Lost in Thailand (2012) has conceded its position at the top of the all-time mainland China […]

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on Sep, 29 · in Reviews

Veteran (South Korea, 2015) [TIFF 2015]

Veteran is the latest offering from the highly talented South Korean director Ryoo Seung-wan, whose previous credits include The City of Violence (2006) and The Berlin File (2013). It’s a policier with plenty of action […]

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on Sep, 15 · in Reviews

East Side Sushi (USA, 2015)

The United States of America is a diverse country. In less than a decade, there will be no clear ethnic majority among children under the age of 18 in the US, and by roughly 2042, […]

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on Sep, 14 · in Reviews

The Dead End (China, 2015)

Although the American crime film has steadily fallen victim to Hollywood’s global franchise model as adult orientated fare is squeezed out of a studio system in pursuit of four quadrant blockbusters, genre aficionados are still being […]

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on Sep, 10 · in Reviews

Lesson of Evil (Japan, 2012)

A serial killer is posing as a teacher at a school, and is obsessed with observing his colleagues and students in their classes and extra-curricular activities. He is also obsessed with the song ‘Mack The […]

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on Sep, 06 · in Reviews


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