Tag: reviews

A Better Tomorrow (South Korea, 2010)

Despite whether you believe remakes are necessary or not, you have to admit that John Woo is at least going about it in the correct...

A Better Tomorrow (South Korea, 2010)

Song Hae-sung’s A Better Tomorrow is a flashy remake of John Woo’s seminal 1986 classic which tries hard to refigure the tale of brotherly love...

Teke Teke (Japan, 2009)

Do you like monster movies? So do I! (if your answer was “no” I guess you weren’t yelling loud enough for me to hear you...

Alien vs Ninja (Japan, 2010)

In film fandom, few subgenres elicit the same sort of child-like (some may say nerd-like)  joy as the versus film.  These films answer centuries-old playground...

Mr. Gam’s Victory (South Korea, 2004)

Korean cinema is very much an industry of genre films: gangster, high school, melodrama, horror and revenge dramas are the most recognizable but recently, sport...

Parking (Taiwan, 2008)

It is Mother’s Day in Taiwan and the nominal hero of Parking – upwardly mobile professional Chen-Mo (Chang Chen) – is having a particularly eventful...

Syndromes and a Century (Thailand, 2006)

When Syndromes and a Century, the fifth feature by art-house wunderkind Apichatpong Weerasethakul, was granted a limited release in his native Thailand following a battle...

I’m a Cyborg, But That’s OK (South Korea, 2006)

After conquering both the festival circuit and the margins of the international multiplex with the critically celebrated ‘Vengeance Trilogy’ comprising Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002),...

A Dirty Carnival (South Korea, 2006)

Although most South Korean gangster pictures deliver the moral message that crime does not pay, this maxim does not apply at the domestic box office...

The Chaser (South Korea, 2008)

When the general premise for your film is that you have a pimp on the hunt for a psychotic serial killer because he keeps murdering...