A rare crime mystery with little to no action, but bolstered by compelling performances and engaging storytelling on the dark sides of law enforcement and unsolved murders.
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: After more than a decade of back-and-forth, Avatar director James Cameron passes the helm of Yukito Kishiro’s manga adaptation to Sin City director Robert Rodriguez, while maintaining screenplay control. Alita: Battle Angel blends spectacular CGI and live-action with cyberpunk anime in a way never seen before on the big...
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.
The Low-Down: It’s been a long, slightly ludicrous time in coming, but Marvel Studios’ first female-led superhero movie is finally blasting into cinemas. Unfortunately, Captain Marvel is trailing plenty of controversy in its wake, largely generated by the same toxic, sexist segments of ‘fandom’ who have been venting their rage online...
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...
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.
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...
A Korean comedy unlike any before it, Intimate Strangers is an emotional rollercoaster ride that can make you laugh in a moment and cry in the next heartbeat.
The Low-Down: An adaptation of his personal experience of living with an autistic elder brother, budding filmmaker Quek Shio Chuan’s feature debut has won over a dozen awards at various film festivals. Starring Kyo Chen and Ernest Chong (The Descendant 《香火》) in their breakout performances, Guang, which took over two...
'Halloween' is a perfect reboot and tribute of Carpenter’s 1978 original, and a slasher film that relies more on genuine suspense than jump-scares.

John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum (2019) – Review

The Low-Down: The third and supposed final instalment in the John Wick trilogy starring old and...

Birthday (생일) (2019) – Review

The Low-Down: The first and only commercial feature about the 2014 Sewol Ferry disaster stars multiple best-actress...

Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (2019) – Review

The Low-Down: There really is no better time for Hollywood to release its first live-action Pokémon...

Avengers: Endgame (2019) – Review

The Low-Down: Statistically, the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has achieved a great deal: over 11 years...

Money (돈) (2019) – Review

The Low-Down: Reply 1988 breakout star Ryoo Joon-yeol (Believer 독전, A Taxi Driver 택시 운전사)...