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 Low-Down: Reply 1988 breakout star Ryoo Joon-yeol (Believer 독전, A Taxi Driver 택시 운전사) stars in female director Park Noo-ri’s solo big screen debut Money, a social commentary on Korea’s dog-eat-dog financial market and the victims of its own game — brokers and their families. Will a broker whose...
The Low-Down: Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes director Rupert Wyatt is back with a non-indie movie featuring a star-studded cast — John Goodman (10 Cloverfield Lane), Ashton Sanders (Moonlight), and Vera Farmiga (Conjuring movies) just to name a few. Captive State has an interesting premise: What if...
The Low-Down: Hellboy, a cult comic creation dreamt up by Mike Mignola, is a fascinating meditation on the eternal ‘nature vs. nurture’ debate: can a demon child rebel against the blood that flows through his veins and choose his own fate? The movie-going public was first introduced to the existential...
The Low-Down: Three-time Hong Kong Film Awards Best Actress nominee and the one-half of the Canto-pop group Twins, Charlene Choi stars as a lady struggling with physical intimacy in indie director Jessey Tsang Tsui Shan’s commercial debut. The Lady Improper is mostly on point for the intimate parts and overall message...
The Low-Down: DCEU’s very own Captain Marvel, or otherwise more popularly known as Shazam! in the comics, makes his second appearance on the big screen since his 1941 debut. Shazam! is a superhero comedy that explores some surprisingly dark themes while having a heartwarming core of familial bonds between strangers not...
The Low-Down: Dumbo is Disney’s latest (but far from its last) attempt to adapt its vast stable of animated classics into live-action films. On paper, the project seems promising - there’s a hallucinogenic quality to the 1941 film that sits right in the wheelhouse of visionary director Tim Burton, who...
The Low-Down: Adapted from Rhidian Brook’s popular novel of the same title, The Aftermath is a postwar melodrama that is set in Hamburg, Germany, briefly after the British army’s victory. This war movie focuses on the the “de-Nazification” of the German civilians in an attempt to weed out Hitler extremists. But...

Men In Black: International (2019) – Review

The Low-Down: 22 years since the property’s first instalment and seven years since the supposed final...

X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019) – Review

The Low-Down: In the age of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and the Avengers, it can...

Godzilla II: King Of The Monsters (2019) – Review

The Low-Down: With Marvel raking in the cash and plaudits after creating the world’s most epic...

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, And Vile (2019) – Review

The Low-Down: Adapted from Liz Kloepfer’s memoir detailing her relationship with Theodore Robert Bundy (aka Ted Bundy),...

Aladdin (2019) – Review

The Low-Down: For the past decade, Disney has been mining its treasure trove of animated classics...