Film bits and bobs

“Right in the middle”: writer/director Ryoo Seung-wan on the search for balance

Interview conducted during the 0th edition of the London East Asian Film Festival (LEAFF), October 2015, where he was promoting his latest film Veteran. Ever since he debuted with Die Bad … Continue reading

December 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

SPL2 – A Time For Consequences (2015)

Review of film that formed part of the ‘0th’ Edition of the London East Asian Film Festival (LEAFF 2015) Chan Chi-kit (Wu Jing) has been playing the junkie to help … Continue reading

November 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Veteran (2015)

Review of film that formed part of the ‘0th’ Edition of the London East Asian Film Festival (LEAFF 2015) “No police has ever touched one of the superrich,” team chief … Continue reading

November 7, 2015 · 1 Comment

Babylon A.D. (2008)

First published by Film4 Synopsis: Vin Diesel’s veteran-turned-mercenary escorts an innocent young woman through an apocalyptic futurescape, unsure whether she is human bomb or new messiah. From the director of La … Continue reading

June 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Raid 2 (2014)

First published by Grolsch FilmWorks “It’s a question of ambition really,” says up-and-coming gangster Bejo (Alex Abbab) at the beginning of The Raid 2. “Let me rephrase that: it’s a … Continue reading

April 11, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Raid (2011)

Review first published in S&S Jun 2012 Synopsis: Jakarta, Indonesia, present day. After kissing his pregnant wife farewell and promising his father, “I’ll bring him back,” rookie cop Rama heads … Continue reading

April 4, 2013 · 8 Comments

G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

My review for Film4. Synopsis: Director Jon M. Chu ‘steps up’ from dance sequels (Step Up 2: The Streets, Step Up 3D) to this fantasy action follow-up, based on a … Continue reading

March 26, 2013 · Leave a comment


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