Twists, cat-and-mouse games, and gripping action set pieces in this dragon tattoo sequel are the supports to Emmy Award winner Claire Foy’s spectacular performance as Lisbeth Salander.
The Low-Down: At Eternity’s Gate follows Vincent van Gogh in his final years in Paris and Southern France where he painted some of his best works that that are still wowing artists and art appreciators today. It’s mostly shot with a handheld camera, but somehow features some...
The Low-Down: Pop diva Jennifer Lopez plays Maya, a 40-year-old assistant sales manager of a Value Dollar shop, as she tries to prove that one doesn’t need a colourful educational background to be competent. Second Act is a rom-com that only delivers decently in the com department but falls short in...
The Low-Down: Sometimes, you build a cinematic universe by design (hopefully). Other times, you build it almost by accident. When The Fast And The Furious was released way back in 2001, no one could have foreseen it spawning a box-office-busting franchise that has since raked in more than $5 billion over eight...
The Low-Down: Marketed as the movie that broke zombie hit Train To Busan’s box-office records, Extreme Job (literal translation of its Korean title 극한직업) is nine-tenth gag concert and one-tenth crime drama by director-writer Lee Byeong-heon. Featuring Ryoo Seung-ryong (Netflix Korean zombie drama hit Kingdom 킹덤) as...
Rami Malek’s portrayal of Freddie Mercury in this Queen biopic is so compelling he knocks the other members (and the movie itself) off the stage.
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: Default is the first South Korean film to depict the true events of the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis from the perspective of the Koreans. Back in 1997 when South Korea was spiralling into a financial crisis because of transactions made primarily with promissory notes. Think of it as being akin...
The Low-Down: For the past decade, Disney has dedicated an immense amount of resources to translating its classic animated films into live-action blockbusters - with varying degrees of success. This new incarnation of The Lion King is unusual because it is, in itself, another kind of animated film: all its creatures, great...
The Low-Down: Taken actor Liam Neeson stars in yet another father-exacting-revenge action B-movie, this time a remake/reboot of In Order Of Disappearance, a Norwegian film helmed by the same director — Hans Petter Moland. Cold Pursuit features some good ol’ Neeson action but also adds a tinge of dark humour, though...
Buckle up for an exhilarating ride of shocking revelations and cathartic dialogue nailed by phenomenal performances.
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...

Exit (엑시트) (2019) – Review

The Low-Down: Exit is what happens when a first-time feature film director Lee Sang-geun and his...

47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019) – Review

The Low-Down: After 47 Meters Down’s huge box office success, horror director Johannes Roberts returns with more than...

The Bravest (烈火英雄) (2019) – Review

The Low-Down: Like Operation Red Sea (红海行动), The Bravest (烈火英雄) is a patriotic tribute film to...

Bodies At Rest (沉默的证人) (2019) – Review

The Low-Down: Die Hard 2’s director Renny Harlin collaborates with Hong Kong star Nick Cheung (The...

The Divine Fury (사자) (2019) – Review

The Low-Down: Director Jason Kim Joo-hwan and Park Seo-joon (Parasite 기생충) return for another collab...