The Low-Down: Default is the first South Korean film to depict the true events of the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis from the perspective of the Koreans. Back in 1997 when South Korea was spiralling into a financial crisis because of transactions made primarily with promissory notes. Think of it as being akin...
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...
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...
Fans, no matter how few, will cheer for Arthur.
'Anna And The Apocalypse' is an amazingly fun Christmasy movie to enjoy with friends just for laughs...
'Spider-Man: Into The Spider Verse' isn’t just the best Spider-Man movie that nobody asked for - it’s one of the best Spider-Man movies ever made, period. It’s also a top contender for best animated film of the year.
Recommended? If you want to see some of the best visual effects put on screen since Lord Of The Rings, yes. But the muddled plot never quite lives up to its promise. So be warned - you might be disappointed if you’re in it for the story.
There's a lot about 'Widows' that's good, and quite a bit of it that doesn't work. But it's an interesting mess that's worth a look.
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.
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.

Swing Kids (스잉키즈) (2018) – Review

The Low-Down: Swing Kids is South Korean hitmaker Kang Hyeong-cheol’s new film set during the 1950s...

Captain Marvel’s Stars Coming To Singapore This February!

Yes! Brie Larson (who plays the titular Captain Marvel), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Gemma Chan...

Escape Room (2019) – Review

The Low-Down: What happens when an escape room game’s stakes involve death? That’s the central premise...

Second Act (2018) – Review

The Low-Down: Pop diva Jennifer Lopez plays Maya, a 40-year-old assistant sales manager of a Value...

Default (국가부도의 날) (2018) – Review

The Low-Down: Default is the first South Korean film to depict the true events of the...