The Low-Down: Director Jason Kim Joo-hwan and Park Seo-joon (Parasite 기생충) return for another collab after a successful run of Midnight Runners 청년경찰, adding a demonic twist (but not without the usual tinge of comedy) in The Divine Fury 사자. Parasite’s lead Choi Woo-shik (Monstrum 물괴, The Princess...
The Low-Down: Featuring the perspectives of investigative journalists during the uncovering of the multi-billion dollar 1MDB money-laundering scandal and big Hollywood names, The Kleptocrats sheds some light on how billions of hard-earned tax payers’ money were stolen from right under their noses. Apart from Hollywood stars like...
The Low-Down: Sometimes, you build a cinematic universe by design (hopefully). Other times, you build it almost by accident. When The Fast And The Furious was released way back in 2001, no one could have foreseen it spawning a box-office-busting franchise that has since raked in more than $5 billion over eight...
The Low-Down: For the past decade, Disney has dedicated an immense amount of resources to translating its classic animated films into live-action blockbusters - with varying degrees of success. This new incarnation of The Lion King is unusual because it is, in itself, another kind of animated film: all its creatures, great...
The Low-Down: Veteran actor Kim Yoon-seok (Dark Figure Of Crime 암수살인, The Chaser 추격자) makes his directorial debut as a director-actor in Another Child 미성년, a melodrama about two dysfunctional families and how marital betrayal brings out the best (and worst) in individuals. Another Child is dark and harrowing, carrying...
The Low-Down: There’s a lot riding on the slim, young shoulders of everyone’s friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man. Far From Home is the first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) since the recent double-whammy of Avengers movies changed the status quo forever. Where does the most successful superhero...
The Low-Down: 24 years ago, Pixar’s Toy Story quite literally changed the face of animation as we know it. The film presented an entirely new way of telling a story, bringing characters to life via CGI - pixels over pencils, so to speak. At the same time, Toy Story set a...
The Low-Down: 22 years since the property’s first instalment and seven years since the supposed final of its trilogy, Men In Black: International stars a fresh cast led by the dynamic duo from Thor: Ragnarok — Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson in a reboot of the MIB universe. This...
The Low-Down: In the age of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and the Avengers, it can be hard to forget that the X-Men were actually here first. The hyper-kinetic, gloriously operatic X-Men (2000) made blockbuster superhero movies cool again - plucking several of Marvel Comics’ best characters out of cult comic...
The Low-Down: With Marvel raking in the cash and plaudits after creating the world’s most epic cinematic universe, every studio that can thread movies together - however tenuously - is hopping on the bandwagon. And so we have Godzilla II: King Of The Monsters: the third installment in Legendary Pictures’ MonsterVerse, following...
The Low-Down: Adapted from Liz Kloepfer’s memoir detailing her relationship with Theodore Robert Bundy (aka Ted Bundy), Extremely Wicked, Absolutely Evil, And Vile tells the story of how Liz (Lily Collins) struggled with the truth about the man she once loved and trusted so deeply. For those not familiar with Ted...
The Low-Down: For the past decade, Disney has been mining its treasure trove of animated classics for live-action remake fodder. Thus far, the results have been charming enough, though none of them has made a definitive case for or against telling the same story in a different medium. Aladdin has the...

Exit (엑시트) (2019) – Review

The Low-Down: Exit is what happens when a first-time feature film director Lee Sang-geun and his...

47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019) – Review

The Low-Down: After 47 Meters Down’s huge box office success, horror director Johannes Roberts returns with more than...

The Bravest (烈火英雄) (2019) – Review

The Low-Down: Like Operation Red Sea (红海行动), The Bravest (烈火英雄) is a patriotic tribute film to...

Bodies At Rest (沉默的证人) (2019) – Review

The Low-Down: Die Hard 2’s director Renny Harlin collaborates with Hong Kong star Nick Cheung (The...

The Divine Fury (사자) (2019) – Review

The Low-Down: Director Jason Kim Joo-hwan and Park Seo-joon (Parasite 기생충) return for another collab...