Reset

Reset China (2017) Dir. Chang Time travel was very popular in films next year. Many directors from across the globe have had a crack at it, now it is China’s turn, although helming this project is actually Korean director Hong-Seung Yoon, under the pseudonym Chang, presumably to distance himself from any films he is embarrassed … Continue reading Reset

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Re:Born

Re:Born Japan (2016) Dir. Yuji Shimomura The title of this Japanese action thriller has a double meaning as it marks the return to the spotlight of cult martial arts star Tak Sakaguchi (listed as simply “TAK” here), after a three year sojourn from acting. Reuniting with former stunt director Yuji Shimomura for the first time … Continue reading Re:Born

Mrs. K

Mrs. K Hong Kong (2016) Dir. Ho Yuhang All good things have to come to an end and for Hong Kong film legend Kara Hui, Mrs. K - allegedly - marks her final role as an action star. The latter part needs to be stressed as Hui has made two more films since this one, … Continue reading Mrs. K

Missing aka Missing Woman (Missing: Sarajin Yeoja)

Missing aka Missing Woman (Missing: Sarajin Yeoja) Korea (2016) Dir. Lee Eon-hee Trust. It’s a very important commodity in life that can make or break a relationship. If it is broken or abused, the consequences can be devastating. Lee Eon-hee’s fraught drama begins like a horrific kidnap case but in fact reveals itself to be … Continue reading Missing aka Missing Woman (Missing: Sarajin Yeoja)

J Revolusi

J Revolusi Malaysia (2017) Dir. Zulkarnain Azhar It’s been well over five years since ol’ MIB paid a visit to the Malaysian branch of the world cinema chain, so here we are again with this action thriller presumably designed to keep up with their Asian neighbours in this particular genre. The UTK (Unit Tindakhas) is … Continue reading J Revolusi

Dearest (Qin ai de)

Dearest (Qin ai de) China /Hong Kong (2014) Dir. Peter Chan One of the worst things for a parent is to have their young child abducted from them. The emotional torment of the parents must be unimaginable but at least a full police search being conducted - unless you live in a country where the … Continue reading Dearest (Qin ai de)

Who Killed Cock Robin? (Mu ji zhe)

Who Killed Cock Robin? (Mu ji zhe)   Taiwan (2017) Dir. Cheng Wei-hao Everyone knows the Sparrow did it - he even confessed. Well, that was quick wasn’t it? Actually, the second film from Cheng Wei-hao has nothing to do with this traditional nursery rhyme aside from using the title to imply this mystery crime thriller … Continue reading Who Killed Cock Robin? (Mu ji zhe)