Anthony Leong

Anthony Leong

"Film is the literature of the Twentieth Century"

Agrees with the Tomatometer 66% of the time.

Biography:
In addition to being a licensed pharmacist and management consultant, Anthony Leong has been a part-time film critic since 1997. Many of his 750+ film reviews and articles have appeared in books, magazines, and entertainment portals all around the world, as well as on his own entertainment web site, MediaCircus.net. To see examples of his published work, visit his Sightings page (http://www.mediacircus.net/sightings.html). After watching his very first Korean film, "Shiri", Mr. Leong became hopelessly hooked and made a vow to write the very first guidebook to this new and exciting world cinema phenomenon, "Korean Cinema: The New Hong Kong", which is now available. For more information, please visit http://www.mediacircus.net/koreancinema.
Favorites:
Favorite Directors (in alphabetical order): Woody Allen, Luc Besson, James Cameron, Atom Egoyan, Juzo Itami, Krzysztof Kieslowski, Baz Luhrman, David Lynch, Sam Raimi, John Sayles, Oliver Stone, Takeshi Kitano, Wong Kar Wai, John Woo, Ronny Yu Favorite Films (in alphabetical order): Army of Darkness, Ashes of Time, A Better Tomorrow, The Brothers McMullen, Bullet in the Head, Chungking Express, Exotica, Clerks, Fallen Angels, Hard Boiled, The Killer, Strictly Ballroom, Tampopo, Three Colors Trilogy
Publications:
MediaCircus , Reel Site
Total Reviews:
699
Total QuickRatings:
3
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 699
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3.5/5 43% Wasabi (2001) " ... a fun little timewaster, helped especially by the cool presence of Jean Reno." — MediaCircus
Posted Aug 28, 2002
4/5 79% Audition (Ă”dishon) (1999) " ... a powerful and thought-provoking look at Japanese sexual politics, laced with unforgettable images that will leave you scarred for life." — MediaCircus
Posted Aug 22, 2002
3.5/5 54% Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) " It's good news and bad news..." — MediaCircus
Posted Aug 18, 2002
4/5 74% Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams (2002) " ... yet another film that allows this critic to use the words 'kick-***' and 'family film' in the same sentence and mean it." — MediaCircus
Posted Aug 18, 2002
—— Sip si 32 doe (Beyond Hypothermia) (1996) MediaCircus
Posted Aug 6, 2002
3.5/5 40% Reign of Fire (2002) " Comic-book cinema certainly rules the day in Reign of Fire" — MediaCircus
Posted Jul 14, 2002
3/5 —— Heugsuseon " It seems that Hollywood and today's Hong Kong don't have the market completely cornered when it comes to combining the visceral with the vacuous." — MediaCircus
Posted Jul 9, 2002
2.5/5 —— Bichunmoo (2001) " ... never becomes more than a sum of its parts with its lackluster story, manipulative melodrama, and unimpressive action sequences." — MediaCircus
Posted Jul 9, 2002
3/5 39% Men in Black II (2002) " After five years of false starts and almost $100 million spent... you would think that they could come up with something more interesting..." — MediaCircus
Posted Jul 8, 2002
2.5/5 32% Windtalkers (2002) " ... takes a fascinating and little-known aspect of the Second World War and buries it beneath redundantly redundant scenes of excessive pyrotechnics and battlefield carnage." — MediaCircus
Posted Jul 6, 2002
4/5 86% Lilo & Stitch (2002) " ... an entertaining and heartwarming blend of innovation and tradition." — MediaCircus
Posted Jul 5, 2002
3.5/5 —— Kick the Moon (Shinlaui dalbam) (2001) " A screwball comedy about a bizarre love triangle that develops between a smooth gangster, a strict schoolteacher, and a comely noodle shop owner..." — MediaCircus
Posted Jul 1, 2002
4/5 —— Guns & Talks (Killerdeului suda) (2001) " ... possesses enough wit and charm to make it a must-have for any Hong Kong action fan." — MediaCircus
Posted Jul 1, 2002
4/5 —— My Boss, My Hero " ... the combination of light-hearted laughs and genuine emotional weight make this satirical look at high school life a solid effort." — MediaCircus
Posted Jun 24, 2002
5/5 90% Minority Report (2002) " ... is the type of summer blockbuster that Hollywood should be making more of, one that is brimming with equal portions of intelligence and spectacle." — MediaCircus
Posted Jun 23, 2002
94% The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) MediaCircus
Posted Jun 18, 2002
40% The Replacements (2000) MediaCircus
Posted Jun 18, 2002
57% Road Trip (2000) MediaCircus
Posted Jun 18, 2002
71% The Cider House Rules (1999) MediaCircus
Posted Jun 18, 2002
65% Dinosaur (2000) MediaCircus
Posted Jun 18, 2002
67% Boiler Room (2000) MediaCircus
Posted Jun 18, 2002
25% Simpatico (1999) MediaCircus
Posted Jun 18, 2002
67% Charlie's Angels (2000) MediaCircus
Posted Jun 18, 2002
9% The Skulls (2000) MediaCircus
Posted Jun 18, 2002
36% Rules of Engagement (2000) MediaCircus
Posted Jun 18, 2002
3% Down to You (2000) MediaCircus
Posted Jun 18, 2002
12% Holy Man (1998) MediaCircus
Posted Jun 18, 2002
74% Next Stop Wonderland (1998) MediaCircus
Posted Jun 18, 2002
27% Hollow Man (2000) MediaCircus
Posted Jun 18, 2002
62% The Patriot (2000) MediaCircus
Posted Jun 18, 2002
14% Red Planet (2000) MediaCircus
Posted Jun 18, 2002
31% 28 Days (2000) MediaCircus
Posted Jun 18, 2002
81% Wonder Boys (2000) MediaCircus
Posted Jun 18, 2002
88% Almost Famous (2000) MediaCircus
Posted Jun 18, 2002
43% The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000) MediaCircus
Posted Jun 18, 2002
85% Billy Elliot (2000) MediaCircus
Posted Jun 18, 2002
26% Nutty Professor II - The Klumps (2000) MediaCircus
Posted Jun 18, 2002
87% Girlfight (2000) MediaCircus
Posted Jun 18, 2002
48% The Road to El Dorado (2000) MediaCircus
Posted Jun 18, 2002
97% Chicken Run (2000) MediaCircus
Posted Jun 18, 2002
43% The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle (2000) MediaCircus
Posted Jun 18, 2002
48% The Way of the Gun (2000) MediaCircus
Posted Jun 18, 2002
40% Snake Eyes (1998) MediaCircus
Posted Jun 18, 2002
86% The Parent Trap (1998) MediaCircus
Posted Jun 18, 2002
79% Shanghai Noon (2000) MediaCircus
Posted Jun 18, 2002
78% East Is East (1999) MediaCircus
Posted Jun 18, 2002
47% Small Soldiers (1998) MediaCircus
Posted Jun 18, 2002
52% Angela's Ashes (1999) MediaCircus
Posted Jun 18, 2002
60% Rush Hour (1998) MediaCircus
Posted Jun 18, 2002
95% Antz (1998) MediaCircus
Posted Jun 18, 2002
42% What Planet Are You From? (2000) MediaCircus
Posted Jun 18, 2002
Showing 51 - 100 of 699
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