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Review | Big Bet: Choi Min-shik, Son Suk-ku carry meandering crime drama

26 Jan 2023 - 7:15PM

Choi Min-shik of Oldboy fame and Son Suk-ku help to carry Disney+’s Big Bet – a crime drama that takes its sweet, slow time to get to the show’s main story.

Son Suk-ku in a still from Big Bet.

Review | Big Bet: Choi Min-shik, Son Suk-ku carry meandering crime drama

Choi Min-shik of Oldboy fame and Son Suk-ku help to carry Disney+’s Big Bet – a crime drama that takes its sweet, slow time to get to the show’s main story.

26 Jan 2023 - 7:15PM

Kick-ass: how donkeys carry films like The Banshees of Inisherin and EO

From The Banshees of Inisherin’s Jenny to the eponymous star of EO, donkeys have a certain animal magnetism that seems to enhance the films in which they appear.

26 Jan 2023 - 4:54AM

Review | The Wandering Earth II: Wu Jing, Andy Lau lead sci-fi blockbuster prequel

The action is dazzling, from an opening terror attack to a climactic suicide mission, in Frant Gwo’s follow-up to his mega-hit, but it also tackles intriguing sci-fi themes with confidence.

25 Jan 2023 - 5:45PM
Colin Farrell with his miniature donkey Jenny in a still from “The Banshees of Inisherin”. She isn’t the only donkey starring in a new movie - EO is about a donkey journeying through Europe and observing the best and worst of humanity.

Kick-ass: how donkeys carry films like The Banshees of Inisherin and EO

From The Banshees of Inisherin’s Jenny to the eponymous star of EO, donkeys have a certain animal magnetism that seems to enhance the films in which they appear.

26 Jan 2023 - 4:54AM
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Review | The Wandering Earth II: Wu Jing, Andy Lau lead sci-fi blockbuster prequel

The action is dazzling, from an opening terror attack to a climactic suicide mission, in Frant Gwo’s follow-up to his mega-hit, but it also tackles intriguing sci-fi themes with confidence.

The action is dazzling, from an opening terror attack to a climactic suicide mission, in Frant Gwo’s follow-up to his mega-hit, but it also tackles intriguing sci-fi themes with confidence.

25 Jan 2023 - 5:45PM
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Review | Netflix’s Junji Ito Maniac: Tales of the Macabre – vivid horror anthology

Netflix series brings to life 20 stories by Japanese manga horror master Junji Ito. The chilling tales of possession, death and demons are all presented differently.

Netflix series brings to life 20 stories by Japanese manga horror master Junji Ito. The chilling tales of possession, death and demons are all presented differently.

24 Jan 2023 - 5:22PM

Review | Say I Do to Me: Beyond the Dream director’s high-concept romcom is a dud

Beyond the Dream director Kiwi Chow’s surprise new romcom about an influencer who plans to marry herself is a dud – with missed marks and infantile performances.

24 Jan 2023 - 11:15AM
Say I Do to Me: Beyond the Dream director’s high-concept romcom is a dud

The 11 most anticipated K-dramas of 2023, from Queen of Tears to Mask Girl

From ‘Queen of Tears’ starring Kim Soo-hyun to ‘Uncle Samshik’, featuring Song Kang-ho in his first ever TV drama role, here are the Korean dramas we’re most looking forward to in 2023.

23 Jan 2023 - 4:15PM
The 11 most anticipated K-dramas of 2023, from Queen of Tears to Mask Girl

Review | Netflix’s Junji Ito Maniac: Tales of the Macabre – vivid horror anthology

Netflix series brings to life 20 stories by Japanese manga horror master Junji Ito. The chilling tales of possession, death and demons are all presented differently.

24 Jan 2023 - 5:22PM

Review | Say I Do to Me: Beyond the Dream director’s high-concept romcom is a dud

Beyond the Dream director Kiwi Chow’s surprise new romcom about an influencer who plans to marry herself is a dud – with missed marks and infantile performances.

24 Jan 2023 - 11:15AM

The 11 most anticipated K-dramas of 2023, from Queen of Tears to Mask Girl

From ‘Queen of Tears’ starring Kim Soo-hyun to ‘Uncle Samshik’, featuring Song Kang-ho in his first ever TV drama role, here are the Korean dramas we’re most looking forward to in 2023.

23 Jan 2023 - 4:15PM
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Wang Po-chieh (left) and Frederick Lee in a still from “Taiwan Crime Stories”, streaming on Disney+ . Photo: Disney+

What a view | Taiwan Crime Stories improves in second instalment of Disney+ thriller

The Taiwan Crime Stories anthology finds its feet with the intriguing latest instalment, while Justin Theroux goes deeper into the jungle in season two of The Mosquito Coast.

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What a view | A whodunit, romcoms, a rap Nutcracker – Christmas films and specials to see

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Whether it’s a lighthearted murderous whodunit or a sweetly saccharine seasonal movie, the holiday television viewing is a feast for the eyes.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Whether it’s a lighthearted murderous whodunit or a sweetly saccharine seasonal movie, the holiday television viewing is a feast for the eyes.

16 Dec 2022 - 7:45AM
A whodunit, romcoms, a rap Nutcracker – Christmas films and specials to see

What a view | Netflix K-drama Under the Queen’s Umbrella: royal intrigue and tiger mums

Netflix period K-drama Under the Queen’s Umbrella charms us with political intrigue, while on HBO Go, The White Lotus moves from Hawaii to Sicily for more misfit resort guests and staff.

Netflix period K-drama Under the Queen’s Umbrella charms us with political intrigue, while on HBO Go, The White Lotus moves from Hawaii to Sicily for more misfit resort guests and staff.

9 Dec 2022 - 7:45AM
Netflix K-drama Under the Queen’s Umbrella: royal intrigue and tiger mums

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