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...
The Low-Down: The third and supposed final instalment in the John Wick trilogy starring old and new cast returns with stuntman-turned-director Chad Stahelski (Keanu Reeves’s Neo stunt duo in The Matrix). A good three quarters of Parabellum is just John racking up the body count the way John Wick is famous...
The Low-Down: The first and only commercial feature about the 2014 Sewol Ferry disaster stars multiple best-actress winner Jeon Do-yeon as the heartbroken mother of a fictional family who lost their son in the shipwreck. Alongside her is Seol Gyung-goo, also another big award-winning veteran, as the cold and absent father...
The Low-Down: There really is no better time for Hollywood to release its first live-action Pokémon movie. Generations of children - who are now adults with spending power - have grown up dreaming of becoming Pokémon trainers. Since their creation in the mid-1990s, the (mostly) adorable creatures known as Pokémon (‘pocket...

The Divine Fury (사자) (2019) – Review

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

The Kleptocrats (2019) – Review

The Low-Down: Featuring the perspectives of investigative journalists during the uncovering of the multi-billion dollar...

Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) – Review

The Low-Down: Sometimes, you build a cinematic universe by design (hopefully). Other times, you build it...

The Lion King (2019) – Review

The Low-Down: For the past decade, Disney has dedicated an immense amount of resources to translating...

Another Child (미성년) (2019) – Review

The Low-Down: Veteran actor Kim Yoon-seok (Dark Figure Of Crime 암수살인, The Chaser 추격자) makes his...