REVIEW: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

In the aftermath of Starkiller Base's destruction, the Resistance finds itself on the run from the First Order fleet with no apparent means of escape. While hot-shot pilot Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) challenges the decisions made by General Leia (Carrie Fisher) and Vice-Admiral Holdo (Laura Dern), Finn (John Boyega) sets off on a last-ditch rescue ...

REVIEW: The Disaster Artist (2017)

Greg Sestero (Dave Franco) is an under-confident but aspiring actor, struggling through drama classes in San Francisco. It is through the classes that he meets Tommy Wiseau (James Franco), a weirdly accented, long-haired eccentric who has more than enough confidence for both men. They move in together into Wiseau's Los Angeles apartment to seek their ...

REVIEW: Dream Home (2010)

Cheng Li-sheung (Josie Ho) is a Hong Kong professional desperate to purchase her dream apartment. When the owners abruptly increase the price, she violently takes matters into her own hands. Pang Ho-cheung is a well-regarded writer/director for his acclaimed Love trilogy of comedies, which kicked off with Love in a Puff back in 2010. The same year he also ...

REVIEW: My Uncle (2016)

A boy named Yukio (Riku Onishi) is tasked with writing an essay about a family member. While his classmates choose to write about their accomplished career parents, Yukio selects his uncle (Ryuhei Matsuda): a worthless layabout who works 90 minutes a week as a philosophy lecture while camping out indefinitely in his brother's (Yukio's father) ...

REVIEW: The Challenge (1982)

American boxer Rick Murphy (Scott Glenn) is hired to smuggle a rare katana - a traditional Japanese sword - into Tokyo. Ambushed on arrival, he finds himself caught between two warring brothers: the younger Hideo (Atsuo Nakamura) is a powerful crime boss, while elder brother Yoshida (Toshiru Mifune) runs a dojo and clings to the ...

REVIEW: Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)

Martin Blank (John Cusack) is a professional killer suffering a crisis of conscience. When a mission goes awry he is forced to accept an assassination job in Grosse Pointe, Michigan - a job that coincides with his 10 year high school reunion. Back in his home town for the first time since leaving his girlfriend ...

REVIEW: Young Thugs: Nostalgia (1998)

Riichi (Yuki Nagata) is a boy growing up in 1969 Japan. His father (Naoto Takenaka) is low-level yakuza with a penchant for adultery and violence. His mother (Setsuko Karasuma) regularly leaves their house in disgust, only to randomly returns days - if not weeks - later. In the lead-up to Apollo 11 moon landings, Riichi ...

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