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Shoplifters (万引き家族) (2018) – Review

12 July 2018

 

  Maintaining a slow and subdued pace throughout the full 121 minutes, Shoplifters (万引き家族) sheds a warm light on some of the darkest corners of modern Japan while tackling issues such as pension fraud and children shoplifting. Based

Hotel Transylvania 3 (2018) – Review

12 July 2018

 

  Picking off not long after its previous instalment, Hotel Transylvania 3 starts off with a quick backstory of Count Dracula and his (Adam Sandler) arch enemy — Abraham Van Helsing (Jim Gaffigan). Van Helsing has been hunting the elusive D

Believer (독전) (2018) – Review

5 Jul 2018

 

  Marketed as a Number 1 Korean Action Blockbuster and already pulling in US$30 million in box office sales, Believer (독전) is an intense crime thriller about a drug war (the literal translation of its Korean title) between the South Korea

Animal World (动物世界) (2018) – Review

29 June 2018

 

  Derived from a Japanese manga and movie of the same title — Tobaku Mokushiroku Kaiji (Ultimate Survivor Kaiji) — Animal World (动物世界) showcases some of the most impressive visual effects and action sequences in Asian cinema. Gran

The Brits Are Coming (2018) – Review

28 June 2018

 

  When a bad movie manages to gather big names, you start to question whether the stars made a bad decision or the director somehow cons them into believing the film idea is good. Starring Pulp Fiction (1994) stars Tim Roth and Uma Thurman

The Big Day (简单的婚礼) (2018) – Review

21 June 2018

 

  Humbly marketed as a simple wedding (the literal translation of its Chinese title) movie, The Big Day (简单的婚礼) is more than just that — it’s about Singaporean culture, family dynamics, and the unglamorous side of love. Starr

Incredibles 2 (2018) – Review

14 June 2018

 

  A sequel to The Incredibles has a lot to live up to. Pixar’s fresh, funny look at an ordinary family with extraordinary powers became an instant classic when it was released in 2004 - for very good reason. Writer-director Brad Bird struck

Ocean’s 8 (2018) – Review

14 June 2018

 

  Strictly speaking, Ocean’s 8 isn’t a great movie. Its plot is more functional than fun, its execution more dutiful than dazzling. And yet, it’s still one of this summer’s purest cinematic pleasures - due almost entirely to the pheno

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) – Review

7 June 2018

  When it comes to gigantic blockbuster franchises, the law of diminishing returns typically applies. Each new film somehow manages to be bigger and dumber, while also offering audiences pretty much the same experience that raked in the box-o

Champion (챔피언) (2018) – Review

31 May 2018

 

  Not to be mistaken for the Korean boxing biopic of the same title aired in 2002, this K-dramedy stars Don Lee (Ma Dong-seok) as Mark, a retired professional arm wrestler. Viewers might recognize Lee as the muscle-man character Sang-hwa in T

Adrift (2018) – Review

31 May 2018

 

  Based on a true lost-at-sea story in 1983, Adrift tells the traumatic shipwreck experience of Tami Oldham (Shailene Woodley), a 24-year-old who sailed from Tahiti to San Diego with her lover, Richard Sharp (Sam Claflin). It’s heartwrenchi

Toruk – The First Flight (Review)

24 May to 3 June 2018

 

  Famed for their thematic shows featuring world-class acrobatics performed by a diverse cast of retired athletes, contortionists and various talented individuals, Cirque du Soleil’s 37th production takes on a different genre of sought.

 

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