The Bling Ring (2013)

For most teenagers, fame is the ultimate dream. Popularity, fortune and most importantly, great clothes. But for some, behaving shamelessly in public or, God forbid, work, sounds like a tedious path just to get some Chanel and Prada into…

Fast & Furious 6 (2013)

When the fifth instalment of a struggling film franchise was about to go into production in 2010, there was skepticism as to whether it can keep the series alive, not to mention improve its efforts with film fans and the demanding box…

I’m So Excited (2013)

It has been two years since renowned Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar released his physiological horror The Skin I Live In, which established a dramatic change of direction in his extensive filmography. However, the same can be said for…

Iron Man 3 (2013)

It is strange to think that Iron Man was released only five years ago. The film set the stage for one of the most successful film franchises in recent years – not to mention help bring comic book films to another level. Five Marvel films…

Love Is All You Need (2012)

Trying to find a new angle on the modern romantic comedy is difficult. Adapting a tried and tested formula for an increasingly cynical audience, while trying to remind people that romance is not an impossible feat, seems to become more of a…

Dragon (2011)

Directed by Peter Chan, who was once called the 'most valuable filmmaker' by the Hong Kong Filmart (International TV and film market), Dragon (title in original language: Wu Xia) is the tale of local paper tradesman and family man, Liu…

A Late Quartet (2012)

We've heard of dysfunctional families, choirs and a cappella groups but when it comes to string quartets, it seems like the more mature audience are now the key demographic in driving traffic to the local cinema. The debut feature film from…

Stoker (2013)

Like most people, when you hear “Stoker," you immediately associates it with vampires. To be quite honest, there's been enough of those on film and television to last a lifetime. But when you hear it paired with the director of Oldboy and…

Welcome to the Punch (2013)

A police thriller with a subplot in corruption is nothing new; if anything, it is becoming an almost stale trend. So, the initial vibe of this feature is that of déjà vu. However, the inclusion of some extra chases, guns and fight scenes -…

Robot & Frank (2012)

In the not-too distant future, Robot & Frank sees retired cat burglar Frank (Frank Langella) become the reluctant owner/companion of a sophisticated robot (voiced by Peter Sarsgaard), who is programmed to take care of him when his…