The Low-Down: Hollywood has made many World War II epics, but not quite as many World War I movies, likely because of America’s increased participation in World War II compared to World War I. Still, there are several movies set during the Great War which are considered...
The Farewell is a touching portrait of family that asks poignant questions about cultural values and identity without being either dull or histrionic. Writer-director Lulu Wang firmly establishes herself as a talent to watch, with star Awkwafina showing off impressive dramatic chops while still being appealingly funny.
'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.
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: 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...
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...
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: After nearly 40 years asleep, the Overlook Hotel reawakens. Doctor Sleep is based on the 2003 novel of the same name by Stephen King, which is in turn a sequel to King’s 1977 novel The Shining. That novel was famously adapted into a film directed...
The Low-Down: Exit is what happens when a first-time feature film director Lee Sang-geun and his crew decide to add a Korean gag-show twist to a disaster movie. Surprisingly, the combination goes pretty well as K-Pop girl group legend Girls’ Generation (SNSD) Im Yoon-ah (or simply Yoona) and veteran actor Jo...
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: The story of Ford’s battle to win the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans is the stuff of auto racing legend and has all the makings of a compelling Hollywood movie: clashing egos, a period setting, boardroom machinations and of course very fast cars. Director...

Guns Akimbo (2020) – Review

The Low-Down: Daniel Radcliffe’s post-Harry Potter career has featured several eclectic roles. From playing a...

Bloodshot (2020) – Review

The Low-Down: Marvel and DC might be the big boys in the comics game, but...

Till Death: the star and creators of She’s a Terrorist and I Love Her talk the dark comedy series

With its wanton swearing, sexual situations, sometimes-graphic violence and yes, depictions of terrorism, She’s a...

Onward (2020) – Review

The Low-Down: Marvel Cinematic Universe stars Tom Holland and Chris Pratt take a detour into...

The Invisible Man (2020) – Review

The Low-Down: H.G. Wells’ 1897 novel The Invisible Man has captured the imaginations of readers...