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Review | The Doorman movie review: Ruby Rose struggles in unintentionally funny Die Hard knock-off

In The Doorman, Ruby Rose plays a former US marine who takes on a building full of crooks in this disappointing Die Hard knock-off.

23 Oct 2020 - 8:44PM

In The Doorman, Ruby Rose plays a former US marine who takes on a building full of crooks in this disappointing Die Hard knock-off.

The Doorman movie review: Ruby Rose struggles in unintentionally funny Die Hard  knock-off
Review | The War With Grandpa movie review: Robert De Niro can’t save this forgettable family comedy

Having coming off a great performance in The Irishman, Robert De Niro reverts to doing yet another disappointing comedy in The War with Grandpa.

22 Oct 2020 - 5:01AM

Having coming off a great performance in The Irishman, Robert De Niro reverts to doing yet another disappointing comedy in The War with Grandpa.

The War With Grandpa movie review: Robert De Niro can’t save this forgettable family comedy
Review | 49 Days movie review: illogical crime mystery a sloppy attempt to appeal to fans of recent Taiwanese horror hits

Virtual reality and ancient witchcraft collide in 49 Days, whose protagonist is plagued by a recurring dream. Watching the film is a bit of a nightmare, however, thanks to its incoherent plot and poor direction.

13 Oct 2020 - 5:37PM

Virtual reality and ancient witchcraft collide in 49 Days, whose protagonist is plagued by a recurring dream. Watching the film is a bit of a nightmare, however, thanks to its incoherent plot and poor direction.

49 Days movie review: illogical crime mystery a sloppy attempt to appeal to fans of recent Taiwanese horror hits
Review | Honest Thief movie review: Liam Neeson fights for a second chance in familiar yet satisfying action thriller

Liam Neeson likes nothing better than playing characters who dish out a good beating to movie villains, and the Irish actor gets a chance to do it again in Honest Thief, a coherent and satisfying thriller.

6 Oct 2020 - 11:45PM

Liam Neeson likes nothing better than playing characters who dish out a good beating to movie villains, and the Irish actor gets a chance to do it again in Honest Thief, a coherent and satisfying thriller.

Honest Thief movie review: Liam Neeson fights for a second chance in familiar yet satisfying action thriller
Review | The Confidence Man JP: Episode of the Princess movie review – charming sequel overshadowed by deaths of Yuko Takeuchi, Haruma Miura

This crime caper about a gang of con artists who travel to Singapore, then Langkawi, to infiltrate a wealthy family and steal an inheritance has echoes of Crazy Rich Asians.

5 Oct 2020 - 8:28PM

This crime caper about a gang of con artists who travel to Singapore, then Langkawi, to infiltrate a wealthy family and steal an inheritance has echoes of Crazy Rich Asians.

The Confidence Man JP: Episode of the Princess movie review – charming sequel overshadowed by deaths of Yuko Takeuchi, Haruma Miura
Review | Go Back to China movie review: rich kid has a reality check in Emily Ting’s film set in a Shenzhen toy factory

Anchored by YouTuber Anna Akana, the story of spoilt rich kid Sasha, dragged away from LA to work in her father’s Chinese toy factory, and the culture clashes that follow is well-meaning, if clumsy.

30 Sep 2020 - 11:45AM

Anchored by YouTuber Anna Akana, the story of spoilt rich kid Sasha, dragged away from LA to work in her father’s Chinese toy factory, and the culture clashes that follow is well-meaning, if clumsy.

Go Back to China movie review: rich kid has a reality check in Emily Ting’s film set in a Shenzhen toy factory
Review | Rogue movie review: Megan Fox plays action heroine fighting a CGI lion in silly animal attack thriller

A squad of combat veterans pit their wits against an angry lioness (yes, really) when a rescue mission goes awry. Megan Fox stars in this animal attack movie riddled with action clichés and directed by M.J. Bassett.

29 Sep 2020 - 9:50PM

A squad of combat veterans pit their wits against an angry lioness (yes, really) when a rescue mission goes awry. Megan Fox stars in this animal attack movie riddled with action clichés and directed by M.J. Bassett.

Rogue movie review: Megan Fox plays action heroine fighting a CGI lion in silly animal attack thriller
Yuko Takeuchi’s five best films: remembering the popular Japanese actress, found dead at 40

Takeuchi, who was found dead at home in an apparent suicide, had a small part in J-horror Ring, played a variety of other film roles, and portrayed a detective in TV series Strawberry Night.

28 Sep 2020 - 11:22AM

Takeuchi, who was found dead at home in an apparent suicide, had a small part in J-horror Ring, played a variety of other film roles, and portrayed a detective in TV series Strawberry Night.

Yuko Takeuchi’s five best films: remembering the popular Japanese actress, found dead at 40
The School Nurse Files: Netflix fantasy K-drama a creative change of pace for The Truth Beneath filmmaker Lee Kyoung-mi

Lee Kyoung-mi, who directed 2016 thriller The Truth Beneath starring Son Ye-jin, tells the Post what it was like making the show and working with Netflix.

25 Sep 2020 - 3:02PM

Lee Kyoung-mi, who directed 2016 thriller The Truth Beneath starring Son Ye-jin, tells the Post what it was like making the show and working with Netflix.

The School Nurse Files: Netflix fantasy K-drama a creative change of pace for The Truth Beneath filmmaker Lee Kyoung-mi
Review | Do You Love Me As I Love You movie review: sappy teen romance from Taiwan starring Chen Yuu is sickly sweet

Two students, best friends, are tasked with bringing together three unlikely couples on campus while dealing with their own love story. Chen Yuu shines in this otherwise silly romcom penned by Gavin Lin Hsiao-chien.

23 Sep 2020 - 2:10PM

Two students, best friends, are tasked with bringing together three unlikely couples on campus while dealing with their own love story. Chen Yuu shines in this otherwise silly romcom penned by Gavin Lin Hsiao-chien.

Do You Love Me As I Love You movie review: sappy teen romance from Taiwan starring Chen Yuu is sickly sweet
Review | Steel Rain 2: Summit movie review – Korean submarine thriller doubles as a pointed political satire

Jung woo-sung plays the South Korean leader and Kwak Do-won his North Korean counterpart in Yang Woo-seok’s satire. Angus Macfadyen’s oafish, incessantly flatulent US President Smoot steals the show.

22 Sep 2020 - 10:50AM

Jung woo-sung plays the South Korean leader and Kwak Do-won his North Korean counterpart in Yang Woo-seok’s satire. Angus Macfadyen’s oafish, incessantly flatulent US President Smoot steals the show.

Steel Rain 2: Summit movie review – Korean submarine thriller doubles as a pointed political satire
Review | Get the Hell Out movie review: zombie horror comedy takes Taiwan politics as its stage

This exhausting comedy about zombies in Taiwan’s political legislature is manically paced. Director Wang I-fan spurns chances for barbed political commentary, looking instead for cheap laughs.

15 Sep 2020 - 4:32PM

This exhausting comedy about zombies in Taiwan’s political legislature is manically paced. Director Wang I-fan spurns chances for barbed political commentary, looking instead for cheap laughs.

Get the Hell Out movie review: zombie horror comedy takes Taiwan politics as its stage
Review | Antebellum movie review: provocative horror starring Janelle Monae fumbles its message on racial violence

US singer-songwriter Janelle Monae stars as both a cotton plantation slave in the Old South and an academic-activist in modern-day America in this horror film about the racism that exists in the country.

11 Sep 2020 - 7:18PM

US singer-songwriter Janelle Monae stars as both a cotton plantation slave in the Old South and an academic-activist in modern-day America in this horror film about the racism that exists in the country.

Antebellum movie review: provocative horror starring Janelle Monae fumbles its message on racial violence
Review | Last Letter movie review: Japanese take on Shunji Iwai novel a sweet déjà vu for those who have seen the Chinese adaptation

Takako Matsu and Suzu Hirose star as the sister and daughter of a recently deceased woman, and both pretend to be her as they pen letters to her first love in this sweet adaptation by Japanese writer-director Shunji Iwai of his own novel.

4 Sep 2020 - 6:08PM

Takako Matsu and Suzu Hirose star as the sister and daughter of a recently deceased woman, and both pretend to be her as they pen letters to her first love in this sweet adaptation by Japanese writer-director Shunji Iwai of his own novel.

Last Letter movie review: Japanese take on Shunji Iwai novel a sweet déjà vu for those who have seen the Chinese adaptation
Review | Love the Way U Lie movie review: Netflix Filipino romance is dead on arrival

Netflix Filipino romance Love the Way U Lie is inspired by 1990 Hollywood blockbuster Ghost starring Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore, but turns out to be dead on arrival and completely lifeless.

25 Aug 2020 - 6:48PM

Netflix Filipino romance Love the Way U Lie is inspired by 1990 Hollywood blockbuster Ghost starring Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore, but turns out to be dead on arrival and completely lifeless.

Love the Way U Lie movie review: Netflix Filipino romance is dead on arrival
The 25 best Korean movies of the 21st century

South Korean cinema has gone from strength to strength in the past two decades and is now a global force. From best picture Oscar winner Parasite to Train to Busan, here are our top 25 Korean movies from the past 20 years.

20 Aug 2020 - 7:42AM

South Korean cinema has gone from strength to strength in the past two decades and is now a global force. From best picture Oscar winner Parasite to Train to Busan, here are our top 25 Korean movies from the past 20 years.

The 25 best Korean movies of the 21st century
Review | Crazy Awesome Teachers movie review: Netflix Indonesian comedy is not the inspirational classroom drama you expect

This Indonesian comedy about a substitute teacher who falls under suspicion when the money to pay staff disappears makes surprisingly little use of its school setting – but no matter.

21 Aug 2020 - 6:34PM

This Indonesian comedy about a substitute teacher who falls under suspicion when the money to pay staff disappears makes surprisingly little use of its school setting – but no matter.

Crazy Awesome Teachers movie review: Netflix Indonesian comedy is not the inspirational classroom drama you expect
Review | The Grudge movie review: American sequel to J-horror classic trades deadly ambience for grotesque scares

The Grudge is an American sequel to J-horror classic Ju-On that trades in the deadly ambience of the original for grotesque jump scares. The result is a hollow experience.

14 Aug 2020 - 6:09PM

The Grudge is an American sequel to J-horror classic Ju-On that trades in the deadly ambience of the original for grotesque jump scares. The result is a hollow experience.

The Grudge movie review: American sequel to J-horror classic trades deadly ambience for grotesque scares
Peninsula movie cast: who’s who in Train to Busan sequel, the Korean zombie hit taking Asian box office by storm

From Gang Dong-won to Lee Jung-hyun to Kim Min-jae, who plays the heroes and villains in Peninsula, the sequel to Train to Busan set in a South Korea ravaged by zombies.

10 Aug 2020 - 1:32PM

From Gang Dong-won to Lee Jung-hyun to Kim Min-jae, who plays the heroes and villains in Peninsula, the sequel to Train to Busan set in a South Korea ravaged by zombies.

Peninsula movie cast: who’s who in Train to Busan sequel, the Korean zombie hit taking Asian box office by storm
Review | Raat Akeli Hai movie review: Netflix Indian murder mystery keeps you guessing till the end

This Netflix mystery revolves around a policeman investigating a murder in a wealthy and powerful Indian family. First-time director Honey Trehan explores the rich/poor divide and India’s caste system.

7 Aug 2020 - 4:28PM

This Netflix mystery revolves around a policeman investigating a murder in a wealthy and powerful Indian family. First-time director Honey Trehan explores the rich/poor divide and India’s caste system.

Raat Akeli Hai movie review: Netflix Indian murder mystery keeps you guessing till the end
Review | Peninsula movie review: Train to Busan meets Mad Max and Escape from New York in disappointing zombie sequel

While 2016’s Train to Busan perfectly balanced apocalyptic horror with sly social commentary, sequel Peninsula is full of vaguely sketched archetypes and weightless, cartoonlike action that borrows heavily from the Mad Max franchise.

10 Aug 2020 - 3:11PM

While 2016’s Train to Busan perfectly balanced apocalyptic horror with sly social commentary, sequel Peninsula is full of vaguely sketched archetypes and weightless, cartoonlike action that borrows heavily from the Mad Max franchise.

Peninsula movie review: Train to Busan meets Mad Max and Escape from New York in disappointing zombie sequel
Review | Double World movie review: new on Netflix, Teddy Chan’s video-game adaptation is big on CGI, but not on emotion

Now streaming on iQiyi in mainland China and Netflix in the rest of the world, Double World from Hong Kong filmmaker Teddy Chan has all the trappings of an epic adventure, but fails to truly stir emotions.

31 Jul 2020 - 6:14PM

Now streaming on iQiyi in mainland China and Netflix in the rest of the world, Double World from Hong Kong filmmaker Teddy Chan has all the trappings of an epic adventure, but fails to truly stir emotions.

Double World movie review: new on Netflix, Teddy Chan’s video-game adaptation is big on CGI, but not on emotion
Review | Romance Doll movie review: Japanese cinema’s love for sex dolls continues with this Netflix drama – it starts off well but loses its way

Issey Takahashi stars in this Japanese Netflix drama as an artist who sculpts sex dolls and falls in love with his model – it’s a surprisingly charming movie that’s let down by a bafflingly creepy ending.

31 Jul 2020 - 6:14PM

Issey Takahashi stars in this Japanese Netflix drama as an artist who sculpts sex dolls and falls in love with his model – it’s a surprisingly charming movie that’s let down by a bafflingly creepy ending.

Romance Doll movie review: Japanese cinema’s love for sex dolls continues with this Netflix drama – it starts off well but loses its way
Review | Hunter in the Blue Side of Manchester film review: rites-of-passage story misses an open goal

The true story of a Muslim man working at one of the world’s biggest soccer clubs barely touches on the racial or religious conflicts you would expect, making for a dull film.

23 Jul 2020 - 9:56PM

The true story of a Muslim man working at one of the world’s biggest soccer clubs barely touches on the racial or religious conflicts you would expect, making for a dull film.

Hunter in the Blue Side of Manchester film review: rites-of-passage story misses an open goal
Who was Haruma Miura? Five film roles that made the Japanese actor a star

Japanese actor Haruma Miura, who has died at the age of 30, was one of the most promising performers of his generation. We look back at five of his most notable film roles.

22 Jul 2020 - 5:36PM

Japanese actor Haruma Miura, who has died at the age of 30, was one of the most promising performers of his generation. We look back at five of his most notable film roles.

Who was Haruma Miura? Five film roles that made the Japanese actor a star
The 25 best Japanese movies of the 21st century

From Battle Royale to Spirited Away to Shoplifters, this selection of the best Japanese movies of the 21st century highlights the strength of the country’s cinema industry over the last 20 years.

20 Aug 2020 - 11:40AM

From Battle Royale to Spirited Away to Shoplifters, this selection of the best Japanese movies of the 21st century highlights the strength of the country’s cinema industry over the last 20 years.

The 25 best Japanese movies of the 21st century
Review | The Maid film review: Netflix’s Thai horror gives way to revenge slasher with extreme violence

Thai horror film The Maid on Netflix turns into a violent revenge slasher. Director Lee Thongkham’s slow-burn approach and a clumsy screenplay let it down.

17 Jul 2020 - 6:22PM

Thai horror film The Maid on Netflix turns into a violent revenge slasher. Director Lee Thongkham’s slow-burn approach and a clumsy screenplay let it down.

The Maid film review: Netflix’s Thai horror gives way to revenge slasher with extreme violence
Review | The Weasel’s Tale film review: Argentine dark comedy by The Secret in Their Eyes director is riotously entertaining

In this dark and entertaining comedy from The Secret in Their Eyes director, Juan José Campanella, Graciela Borges plays a fading star of cinema’s golden age, who is targeted by two crafty property developers.

10 Jul 2020 - 6:59PM

In this dark and entertaining comedy from The Secret in Their Eyes director, Juan José Campanella, Graciela Borges plays a fading star of cinema’s golden age, who is targeted by two crafty property developers.

The Weasel’s Tale film review: Argentine dark comedy by The Secret in Their Eyes director is riotously entertaining
Review | Light of My Life film review: Casey Affleck pictures a world without women in post-pandemic drama

Casey Affleck, in the lead role, is more than matched by his 10-year-old co-star Anna Pniowsky, in this understated tale of a man trying to protect his daughter in a world where all the women have died.

9 Jul 2020 - 11:35AM

Casey Affleck, in the lead role, is more than matched by his 10-year-old co-star Anna Pniowsky, in this understated tale of a man trying to protect his daughter in a world where all the women have died.

Light of My Life film review: Casey Affleck pictures a world without women in post-pandemic drama
Review | Intruder film review: Song Ji-hyo the only saving grace in a Korean mystery thriller that’s too painful to watch

Kim Mu-yeol and Song Ji-hyo star in this Korean mystery thriller about a man who doubts a woman’s claim to be his long-lost sister. the film is silly, sloppy and dumb from start to finish.

3 Jul 2020 - 6:44PM

Kim Mu-yeol and Song Ji-hyo star in this Korean mystery thriller about a man who doubts a woman’s claim to be his long-lost sister. the film is silly, sloppy and dumb from start to finish.

Intruder film review: Song Ji-hyo the only saving grace in a Korean mystery thriller that’s too painful to watch