BANLIEUE 13(2004)

Apparently the whole world has seen Banlieue 13 and I for once seem to be the guy who has missed a film which is blasphemous to miss. Every action fan around the world considers this to be a film to reckon with as it has added to the genre something new. Now that is something…

THE RAID 2(2014)

For all those who loved the previous film of the franchise, The Raid 2 is insanely brilliant. The first film set up its principal cast and the atmospherics within the first 15 minutes of the film and then spent the rest of its running time jumping from one set piece to another which by the…

TOM YUM GOONG 2(2013) 3D

The initial news roll footage rolling in the opening sequence of the film almost made me feel that I had somehow walked into the wrong movie but then the subsequent sight of Tony Jaa and his elephant quickly made me realize that indeed I was watching the right film. And within the blink of an…

BULLETPROOF MONK : A FAN BOY REVIEW

Based on one of the most difficult to find comic books, The Bulletproof Monk is an endearing tale of power, sacrifice, belief and above all fellowship. Chow Yun fat plays a monk without any name who has been protecting an ancient secret for ages. The scroll has protected him in return by keeping him young…

FLASH POINT

Ma Jun(Donnie Yen), a beat cop known for dispensing justice during arrests, teams with Wilson(Louis Koo), who’s undercover, to try to bring down three merciless Vietnamese brothers running a smuggling ring in the months before the mainland’s takeover of Hong Kong. The eldest, Archer (Ray Lui ), is arrested in an operation that exposes Wilson…

THE RAID REDEMPTION

A little while ago, a little known Indonesian film, made quite a splatter on the global action scene. That film was The Raid Redemption. As I went through countless reviews, I couldn’t find a single review which spoke poorly about it. Roger Ebert gave it a single star out of four sighting a total lack…

13 ASSASSINS(2010)

In feudal Japan, Lord Naritsugu Matsudaira (GorĂ´ Inagaki), the brother of the shogun rules with a vice like grip. His subjects are meted out the harshest of punishments for the least possible errands and in some cases no errands at all. His insatiable lust for flesh, power, wealth and sheer carnage make him a nemisis…

SHIRI

Shiri was one of the first Korean movies to have hit the Hollywood and world cinema panorama with storm and arouse people’s interest in Korean movies. after sitting through it I know exactly why. It not only entertaining but also thought provoking. It raises some very viable and important questions like when nations are torn…