Even with its funny cast, 'Masterminds' is middling rather than brilliant, passing up incisive social commentary for lazy humour. We will admit to laughing more than a few times, though.
Sometimes loveable and sometimes insufferable, the uneven "Carrie Pilby" is a lot like its idiosyncratic title character.
'Gifted' is a slickly packaged heartstring-plucker that features sincere performances and moving moments, even if it falls short of brilliance.

Blind Detective (ç›

There`s always been an appeal to the concept of the “differently-abled badass. How do you make a cool character even cooler? Give him or her a disability to overcome. The audience is immediately along for the ride, and given how difficult feats of badassery are to accomplish even in perfect health, the character instantly wins our respect. So, how does a detective go about detecting without the use of his sight? Apparently, very goofily. 
A rousing, white-knuckle tale of the scrappy underdogs vs. big bad military forces, there’s a bit too much going on in Railroad Tigers to keep track of but it’s plenty of fun.
Sure, the leading men have chemistry, but unremarkable action sequences and jokes that are more cringe-inducing than genuinely funny ensure this won’t be front and centre in most moviegoers’ memories after they leave the theatre.

Fallen (2016) – Review

If you roll your eyes when you hear the term 'YA paranormal romance', this is the very thing you’re thinking of.
Audiences who, like this film’s directors, grew up on 80s horror flicks they were too young to watch, will lap this up. However, the ideas at play are almost as messy as the assorted gore.
There’s great warmth and authenticity in the performances here, but the initially-intriguing mystery seems to hit a dead end, with the feeling that a rich story has been suddenly truncated.
Judging from all the reboots, remakes and re-imaginings flooding the cinemas as of late, it would seem that Hollywood either thinks us moviegoers have terrible memories, or they're running low on ideas the latter seems more likely. This film is a remake of the much-beloved 1990 film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, which in turn was based on a book by revered science fiction author Phillip K Dick. The book's title? We Can Remember It for You Wholesale, which the filmmakers seem intent on making into reality. To add insult to injury, the studio behind this one is named... Original Film.
You’ll leave the theatre thinking, “we should have gone deeper”. 'Inception' with demons should be a whole lot more gripping than this.
Ewan McGregor shines in his dual role, but Last Days in the Desert’s loose structure and lack of narrative drive keep its audience at a distance.

The Divine Fury (사자) (2019) – Review

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

The Kleptocrats (2019) – Review

The Low-Down: Featuring the perspectives of investigative journalists during the uncovering of the multi-billion dollar...

Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) – Review

The Low-Down: Sometimes, you build a cinematic universe by design (hopefully). Other times, you build it...

The Lion King (2019) – Review

The Low-Down: For the past decade, Disney has dedicated an immense amount of resources to translating...

Another Child (미성년) (2019) – Review

The Low-Down: Veteran actor Kim Yoon-seok (Dark Figure Of Crime 암수살인, The Chaser 추격자) makes his...