Category: comedy

REVIEW: The Mad Monk (1993)

As punishment for his pranks and mis-steps, Dragon Fighter Luohan (Stephen Chow) is sent down to Earth to be re-incarnated as a human. He is tasked with saving the souls of three people: one an unrepentant sex worker (Maggie Cheung), one a feeble-minded beggar (Anthony Wong), and the third a bullying villain (Kirk Wong). The ...

REVIEW: A Man in a Hurry (2018)

The brusque CEO of a major French car manufacturer (Fabrice Luchini) is rushed to hospital after experiencing a major stroke. While making a reasonable physical recovery, he is left without the capacity for speech. When he tries, he instead speaks a jumble of related words - most homonyms - that see him ridiculed by strangers, ...

REVIEW: Drive (2002)

A depressed businessman suffering from hypertension finds his car hijacked by three armed bank robbers. A fourth criminal has driven away in their own getaway car with their loot, and a chase begins. What ensues is a bizarre and purposefully absurd odyssey through the streets of Tokyo over a 24-hour period. The film is Drive, released ...

REVIEW: Galaxy Turnpike (2016)

It is the year 2265. Midway between Earth and an outer solar system colony lies the Galaxy Turnpike, where travellers can pull over their spacecraft and relax at a retro-styled Sandsand burger joint. Inside the husband and wife team of Noa (Shingo Katori) and Noe (Haruka Ayase) operate the kitchen while coping with a disintegrating ...

REVIEW: Udon (2006)

Kosuke (Yusuke Santamaria) returns home to Japan after an attempted stand-up comedy career in New York fails to eventuate. Home is Sanuki in Kagawa prefecture, where udon noodles are a local tradition and where Kosuke's ill-tempered father (Katsumi Kiba) runs a popular udon takeaway restaurant. A chance encounter with a bear introduces Kosuke to aspiring ...

REVIEW: Game Night (2018)

Max (Jason Bateman) and Annie (Rachel McAdams) are a hyper-competitive couple who first bonded over games and who now run a weekly 'game night' with their friends. When Max's loathed and hugely successful brother Brooks (Kyle Chandler) offers to host one of the game nights, Max reluctant accepts. Brooks' attempt at a murder-mystery role-playing game ...

REVIEW: Asako in Ruby Shoes (2000)

U-In (Lee Jung-jae) is a disenfranchised Korean public servant who has a boring life, constantly under-achieves and spends most of his spare time masturbating to Internet pornography. Aya (Misato Tachibana) is a depressed Japanese health centre employee who buys shoes he can't afford and plans to commit suicide by holding her breath. To earn some ...