The Low-Down: Disney has been trying to make a sequel to 1964’s Mary Poppins - a classic in every imaginable sense - for decades. But author P.L. Travers, who publicly disapproved of the studio’s adaptation of her books, stood in the way of most early attempts. Ultimately, it’s taken a good...
Recommended? Absolutely. It’s not as utterly wonderful as the first film - the script is a little clunkier and the nostalgia factor replaced with a world-wide-web-weary cynicism. But the big, beating heart embedded in this story is a true delight. The Princesses alone will be worth the price of your ticket.
A Korean comedy unlike any before it, Intimate Strangers is an emotional rollercoaster ride that can make you laugh in a moment and cry in the next heartbeat.
A rare crime mystery with little to no action, but bolstered by compelling performances and engaging storytelling on the dark sides of law enforcement and unsolved murders.
The Low-Down: You’d be forgiven for thinking that Bumblebee is yet another shameless cash-grab by the powers-that-be behind the Transformers franchise. There isn’t much incentive to improve, after all: money keeps pouring in at the box office (especially in China), even as the films - and scripts...
'The Predator' suffers from a clunky third act but makes up with impressive action and visuals.
'Gongjak' doesn't have the wow factor of typical spy movies but the performances and characterisations are worth the lengthy recount of Korea's contentious political saga.
Buckle up for an exhilarating ride of shocking revelations and cathartic dialogue nailed by phenomenal performances.
'Halloween' is a perfect reboot and tribute of Carpenter’s 1978 original, and a slasher film that relies more on genuine suspense than jump-scares.
Twists, cat-and-mouse games, and gripping action set pieces in this dragon tattoo sequel are the supports to Emmy Award winner Claire Foy’s spectacular performance as Lisbeth Salander.
More of a set up for the franchise’s next three sequels with minimal fantasy and magic, though the wizarding spectacle, lore, and familiar and new characters might be worth the watch.
A period zombie film derivative of Train To Busan but featuring handsome Hanbok-clad superstars in flashy action sequences.

John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum (2019) – Review

The Low-Down: The third and supposed final instalment in the John Wick trilogy starring old and...

Birthday (생일) (2019) – Review

The Low-Down: The first and only commercial feature about the 2014 Sewol Ferry disaster stars multiple best-actress...

Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (2019) – Review

The Low-Down: There really is no better time for Hollywood to release its first live-action Pokémon...

Avengers: Endgame (2019) – Review

The Low-Down: Statistically, the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has achieved a great deal: over 11 years...

Money (돈) (2019) – Review

The Low-Down: Reply 1988 breakout star Ryoo Joon-yeol (Believer 독전, A Taxi Driver 택시 운전사)...