The Low-Down: While he’s had a long career in his native New Zealand, Taika Waititi has become a hot property in Hollywood over the last several years. What We Do in the Shadows and Hunt for the Wilderpeople earned Waititi widespread acclaim, and he has had mainstream...
The Low-Down: Armed with a US$17 million budget and a co-director, comedy cult film Castaway On The Moon (김씨표류기) director Lee Hae Joon attempts on the disaster genre with a Korean A-List cast. What if the largest volcano in the Korean Peninsula erupts not once, but multiple...
The Low-Down: Animation studio Blue Sky is best known for the Ice Age movies, but also made the two Rio movies about Spix’s Macaws. Blue Sky turns their attention to a far more common bird in this action-comedy, loosely based on Lucas Martell’s 2009 animated short film...
The following review might be unsuitable for children. The Low-Down: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s stage musical adaptation of Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, a compilation of children’s poems by T.S. Eliot, became an unlikely sensation. The show had long runs on both the West End and Broadway, and...
(The following review is spoiler-free) The Low-Down: 42 years after the original Star Wars movie redefined cinema and started an enduring worldwide phenomenon, J.J. Abrams rings the curtain down on the Skywalker Saga with this film. While this certainly will not be the last piece of Star Wars...
            One of the most popular and enduring stage musicals since its premiere on the West End in 1981, audiences around the world can’t seem to get enough of Cats. This is the fifth time the all-singing all-dancing feline denizens have arrived in Singapore. Featuring music by...
The Low-Down: 2013’s Ilo Ilo was hailed as one of the best Singaporean films in recent memory, winning awards at international film festivals including Cannes and Taiwan’s Golden Horse Awards. Critics and filmgoers were keenly watching the film’s young writer-director Anthony Chen to see what he would...
The Low-Down: Writer-director Rian Johnson has recently become known for helming Star Wars: The Last Jedi and is working on forthcoming Star Wars spin-off films. He had intended to make an Agatha Christie-inspired film after finishing Looper, but made The Last Jedi first, now returning to that...
The Low-Down: Wham!’s “Last Christmas” is an infectiously inescapable ditty during the Holiday Season. This comedy directed by Paul Feig of Bridesmaids and Spy fame and co-written by Emma Thompson is inspired by the song. What plot can be mined from the lyrics of this beloved Christmas...
The Low-Down: Among the usual Korean rom-coms featuring young and attractive actors, Love, Again 두번할까요 turns to older (but still attractive) leads. And who would have thought that a divorce story could turn out to be quite an entertaining premise? Director Park returns with Lee Jong-hyeok for their third collaboration, along...
The Low-Down: In 2013, Disney’s Frozen, based on The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen, became a worldwide phenomenon. The film was a critical and commercial success, becoming the highest-grossing animated film (until this year’s remake of The Lion King, if one defines that as ‘animated’). “Let...
The Low-Down: PASKAL: The Movie, released in 2018, was one of the most successful Malaysian action films ever released. That film’s director Adrian Teh and star Hairul Azreen have followed that up with Wira, an action film of a different stripe. Where Paskal was a military movie,...

Bad Boys For Life (2020) – Review

The Low-Down: Miami detectives Mike Lowery (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) burst onto...

Richard Jewell (2019) – Review

The Low-Down: From director Clint Eastwood and writer Billy Ray comes a biopic about Richard...

1917 (2019) – Review

The Low-Down: Hollywood has made many World War II epics, but not quite as many...

Jojo Rabbit (2019) – Review

The Low-Down: While he’s had a long career in his native New Zealand, Taika Waititi...

Ashfall (백두산) (2019) – Review

The Low-Down: Armed with a US$17 million budget and a co-director, comedy cult film Castaway...