REVIEW: Dirty Ho (1979)

A jewel thief named Ho (Wong Yue) finds himself poisoned by Wang (Gordon Liu), a travelling antiques dealer from Peking. In order to receive the antidote, Ho must obey and train under Wang - not realising that Wang is actually the 11th prince of Manchuria in disguise. Dirty Ho is a 1979 martial arts comedy directed ...

REVIEW: Arrival (2016)

When 12 alien spacecraft descend into the Earth's atmosphere, linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams) is recruited by the US military to work with physicist Ian Donnelly (Jeremy Renner) in finding a means of communicating with the visitors. When relations between one of the ships and the Chinese government breaks down, Banks and Donnelly's mission turns ...

REVIEW: The Purge: Election Year (2016)

Eighteen years after seeing her entire family murdered in front of her, US Senator Charlie Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell) is running for President with an openly avowed intent to end the annual 'Purge': one night of each year in which all crimes become legal, and America's rich and powerful descend upon the streets to torture and ...

REVIEW: Silverado (1985)

A gunslinger named Emmett (Scott Glenn) finds a dying man named Paden (Kevin Kline) in the middle of the desert. After nursing him back to health they both ride together towards a frontier town named Silverado. En route they pick up Emmett's brother Jake (Kevin Costner) and the cowboy Mal (Danny Glover). Once they arrive ...

REVIEW: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

A young woman named Angela has been raped and murdered. After failing to hear from the local police department for seven months, grieving Missouri mother Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand) hires a trio of billboards on a country road to shame the local sheriff Bill Willoughby (Woody Harrelson) into action. The billboards light up a storm ...

REVIEW: Don’t Breathe (2016)

Three young hooligans - Rocky (Jane Levy), Alex (Dylan Minnette) and Money (Daniel Zovatto) - make a de-facto career out of breaking into other people's homes and stealing their things. They never bring a gun to the scene of the crime, and they never take cash. Money hears of a blind veteran living on his ...

REVIEW: Hook (1991)

American businessman Peter Banning (Robin Williams) travels to London to help honour "Grannie" Wendy (Maggie Smith), whose orphanage housed him as a child. Once there, however, his children are kidnapped by Captain Hook (Dustin Hoffman) and taken to the Neverland of J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan. Peter learns the truth: that he is the real Peter Pan, all ...

REVIEW: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)

In the 26th century the Earth's International Space Station has expanded to a planet-sized city in deep space, populated by a myriad of alien species and cultures. Major Valerian (Dane Dehaan) and his sidekick Sergeant Laureline (Carla Delevigne), part of a peace-keeping police force, follow a case about a mysterious toxic zone in the centre ...

REVIEW: Get Out (2017)

Chris (Daniel Kaluuya), an African-American photographer, reluctantly agrees to accompany his white girlfriend Rose (Allison Williams) to her family's country home for the weekend, in order to meet her parents (Catherine Keener and Bradley Whitford). When he arrives he finds the Armitage home staffed by black servants who behave in increasingly strange ways towards him. ...

REVIEW: Her Sketchbook (2017)

Mami (Mugi Kadowaki) is a 'hikikomori', a withdrawn shut-in who struggles to relate to the outside world and spends most of her time holed up in her bedroom reading manga and refusing to engage with other people. Her supportive but frustrated father finds her a day job testing videogames. Once she is there, a production ...

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