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Perfect Number (2012) Movie Review

“Perfect Number” sees Korea turning to Japan for inspiration, an adaptation of the acclaimed Higashino Keigo novel “Yogisha X no...

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The Spies (2012) Movie Review

The Korean divide rears its head again in “The Spies”, following a gang of agents from the North who find...

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Almost Che (2012) Movie Review

“Almost Che” is a Korean comedy that re-teams writer director Yook Sang Hyo and actor Kim In Kwon, who last...

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A Company Man (2012) Movie Review

That ever popular darling of genre cinema, the strong, silent and stylishly dressed hitman returns in Korean thriller “A Company...

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Back to 1942 (2012) Movie Review

Despite its name, “Back to 1942” isn’t in fact a time travel flick, but the latest blockbuster from top Chinese...

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The Guillotines (2012) Movie Review

With Chinese period epics still continuing to fill cinemas, it’s no surprise that old school Shaw Brothers favourites are increasingly...

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Vulgaria (2012) Movie Review #2

Pang Ho Cheung, arguably the most talented writer and director working in Hong Kong today, swaps the gentle wit of...

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The Thieves (2012) Movie Review #2

Rarely do event films come as big or as eagerly anticipated as Korean blockbuster “The Thieves”, boasting an amazing ensemble...

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The Neighbors (2012) Movie Review

“The Neighbors” is another Korean serial killer drama in which a psycho snatches children and keeps them imprisoned in his...

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Cold War (2012) Movie Review

The biggest, most hyped and eagerly awaited Hong Kong thriller of the year arrives in the form of “Cold War”,...

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Triad (2012) Movie Review

There’s no denying that recent years have been lean times for fans of triad and Hong Kong gang action, though...

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Dead Sushi (2012) Movie Review

Let me preface this review by saying that I absolutely adore the work of director Noboru Iguchi. From where I’m...

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Two Moons (2012) Movie Review

Pretty much every summer sees a clutch of horror films hitting Korean cinemas, and 2012 was no exception, one of...

Daniel Henney and Eliza Coupe in Shanghai Calling (2012) Movie Image

Shanghai Calling (2012) Movie Review

“Shanghai Calling”, from writer/director Daniel Hsia is a play it by the books “classic fish out of water” romantic comedy....

Yuan Xiaochao in Tai Chi Hero (2012) Movie Image

Tai Chi Hero (2012) Movie Review

For anyone who hasn’t seen “Tai Chi 0”, there are spoilers in the following review. Stephen Fung’s steampunk-martial arts epic...

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The Assassins (2012) Movie Review

For viewers still smarting at Chow Yun Fat having dropped out of John Woo’s epic “Red Cliff” comes “The Assassins”,...

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Robo-G (2012) Movie Review

Although it may sound like a film following the exploits of a robotic gangster, “Robo-G” is in fact a Japanese...

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Ghost Sweepers (2012) Movie Review

Attempting to inject a little originality into the horror genre is a laudable endeavour indeed, and something which has characterised...

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The Concubine (2012) Movie Review

“The Concubine” sees actress Jo Yeo Jeong following her much praised performance in “The Servant” with another bodice-ripping costume drama...

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Pieta (2012) Movie Review

“Pieta” marks the 18th film from Korean auteur and agitator Kim Ki Duk, following up on his exceptionally personal and...

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Helter Skelter (2012) Movie Review

Quite possibly the best looking and most hysterical film of 2012, “Helter Skelter” marked the return of Japanese director and...