The Low-Down: Swing Kids is South Korean hitmaker Kang Hyeong-cheol’s new film set during the 1950s Korean War in Geoje POW Camp with a Step Up twist to it. It’s a film about ideologies and how dogmatism and otherness can lead to unnecessary bloodshed, something seemingly of the past yet...
The Low-Down: What happens when an escape room game’s stakes involve death? That’s the central premise of Escape Room, the new psychological thriller film by Adam Robitel, director of Insidious: The Last Chapter. Reminiscent of Cabin In The Woods and the more recent Bad Times At The El Royale, the film is...
The Low-Down: Pop diva Jennifer Lopez plays Maya, a 40-year-old assistant sales manager of a Value Dollar shop, as she tries to prove that one doesn’t need a colourful educational background to be competent. Second Act is a rom-com that only delivers decently in the com department but falls short in...
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.

Cold Pursuit (2019) – Review

The Low-Down: Taken actor Liam Neeson stars in yet another father-exacting-revenge action B-movie, this time a remake/reboot...

Alita: Battle Angel (2019) – Review

The Low-Down: After more than a decade of back-and-forth, Avatar director James Cameron passes the helm...

Homestay (โฮมสเตย์) (2018) – Review

The Low-Down: You’re given a prize! A 100-day homestay in the body of suicide survivor...

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...