November 28, 2010
Accident

Accident (Pou-soi Cheang, 2009)

Accident devolves into a too simplistic whodunit, where the director tries to dazzle us with his technical mastery and film knowledge.
November 24, 2010
Threesome in The Naked Kitchen

The Naked Kitchen (Ji-yeong Hong, 2009)

The Naked Kitchen is disappointing, even with the presence of Ji-hun Ju (Kim from last year’s Antique) and its appealing premise. It does everything wrong.
March 3, 2011
Terminator: Salvation

Terminator: Salvation (McG, 2009)

In Terminator: Salvation, John Connor is the leader of the resistance against Skynet, an artificial intelligence bent on wiping out humanity from existence.
April 20, 2010
Funny People

Funny People (Judd Apatow, 2009)

Funny People is funny, touching and rings true, even through all its comic exaggeration. Apatow's direction is poised and appropriate to the subject matter.
November 24, 2010
Crows Zero 2

Crows Zero 2 (Takashi Miike, 2009)

In Crows Zero 2, the Miike cool is in full display in the characters,modern day warriors haunting the streets of Tokyo in search of a good fight.
June 29, 2010
20th Century Boys

20th Century Boys Trilogy (Yukihiko Tsutsumi, 2008-2009)

WHAT IT IS: Kenji, a failed musician turned convenience store clerk, notices about a terrible (but familiar) virus outbreak in Africa. When a popular doomsday cult surfaces branding the symbol Kenji conceived as a child with his friends, world events take on new meaning. Someone is using the Book of Prophesies Kenji wrote years ago as a blueprint for the […]
November 28, 2010
Symbol

Symbol (Hitoshi Matsumoto, 2009)

Symbol never lives up to its potential, choosing rather to limit itself to slapstick gags, immature, dull and predictable.
April 20, 2010
X-Men Origins: Wolverine

X-Men Origins: Wolverine (Gavin Hood, 2009)

As action films go, Wolverine isn’t so bad, establishing a diverse group of supporting characters for the franchise to play around with.
November 28, 2010
Woochi

Woochi (Dong-hoon Choi, 2009)

Woochi starts out as a magic-driven wuxia-like set in the Joseon era in Korea, but segues into an unsophisticated popular fare.
November 28, 2010
Bodyguards and Assassins

Bodyguards and Assassins (Teddy Chan, 2009)

In Bodyguards and Assassins, Chinese patriots pledge their lives to safeguard a revolutionary named Dr. Sun as assassins are sent to kill him.
November 28, 2010
Overheard

Overheard (Felix Chong and Alan Mak, 2009)

Overheard is a Hong Kong film from Alan Mak in the vein of Infernal Affairs, with magnificent performances from its lead actors.
November 28, 2010
Written By

Written By (Wai Ka-fai, 2009)

In Written By, after losing his whole family in an accident, a blind writer keeps his loved ones alive by writing them an afterlife.