Tag: reviews

Invisible Waves (Thailand, 2006)

In terms of the talent involved, Pen-Ek Ratanaruang’s Invisible Waves is a continuation of his previous film – the international success Last Life in the...

Wind Blast (China, 2010)

Following box office success in partnership with Chen Kuo-fu as co-director of the Second Sino-Japanese War spy thriller The Message (2009), Gao Qunshu swaps espionage...

Haunters (South Korea, 2010)

Science fiction is a genre that hasn’t gotten too much play in South Korean cinema.  Outside of monster movies (The Host, 2006) and disaster films...

Reign of Assassins (China/Taiwan, 2010)

The best wuxia stories revolve around the balance of potentially conflicting elements, such as action and comedy, love and revenge, or the historical and the...

Shaolin (Hong Kong/China, 2011)

Because of its place in the history of Chinese martial arts, the Shaolin Temple figures in innumerable Hong Kong and Mainland China movies. This particular...

The Seaside Motel (Japan, 2010)

The latest guest to check-in at the shambolic Seaside Motel – which is actually located in a mountain region – is Masayuki (Toma Ikuta), a...

Norwegian Wood (Japan, 2010)

‘I would stare at the grains of light suspended in that silent space, struggling to see into my own heart. What did I want? And...