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Ben Sin's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): South China Morning Post

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 No Score Yet Killing for the Prosecution (Kensatsu gawa no zainin) (2018) The 122-minute drama is made tedious by too many subplots and too much dry dialogue.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2018
3/5 92% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) A solid, fun romantic comedy about very rich, very good-looking people whose dramas and obstacles are mostly self-inflicted.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
3.5/5 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) As an action comedy, Ant-Man and the Wasp hits all the marks.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2018
2.5/5 63% Uncle Drew (2018) Director Charles Stone III chooses to show the various games in montage format, which keeps the pace flowing but robs the film of any emotion.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
2.5/5 82% Molly's Game (2018) Molly's Game is purely for fans of Sorkin or Chastain.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2018
4/5 95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) Call Me by Your Name sees Italian filmmaker Luca Guadagnino do his home country proud with an absolutely gorgeous depiction of the northern Italian countryside.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2018
3.5/5 99% Lady Bird (2017) Lady Bird is a charming, graceful and humorous story about growing up in a small town.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2018
4.5/5 94% A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica) (2018) A story of grief, alienation and identity from a perspective rarely seen in any medium, this Chilean drama is easily one of the most important, and intimate, films of recent years.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2018
4.5/5 98% BPM (Beats Per Minute) (120 battements par minute) (2017) A granular procedural about a group from the LGBT community fighting for equality, but one with which marginalised groups around the world today can easily draw parallels.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2017
4.5/5 100% Paddington 2 (2018) Paddington 2 is ultimately about the importance of remaining civil and tolerant despite a world increasingly being overwhelmed by prejudice and bigotry.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2017
2.5/5 28% Rebel in the Rye (2017) Yet another cliché-ridden story of the tortured male genius.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2017
2.5/5 13% Geostorm (2017) The climate change angle is mere window dressing for what is essentially another 'Gerard Butler action film'.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet Golden Orchestra! (Oke Rôjin!) (2016) Toru Hosokawa's Golden Orchestra is that rare light, charming comedy that not only brings laughs, but will also resonate with audiences on a deeper, personal level.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
2/5 35% American Assassin (2017) It's hard to gauge whether [this] is a shallow tale lionising American patriotism or a condemnation of the US government's eagerness to recruit angry macho men consumed by jingoism.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
3/5 61% The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) The Zookeeper's Wife is a story worth telling - especially given today's political climate in the US - because it's a story of love, tolerance and courage taking on fascism.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
2.5/5 34% A Dog's Purpose (2017) While A Dog's Purpose means well, it ultimately tries too hard to be more than just a standard 'cute pet film', instead ending up pretentious and manipulative.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2017
4/5 92% Dangal (2016) This feel-good sports drama based on true stories entertains and, more importantly, could empower young women to pursue male-dominated industries.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
3.5/5 92% Bad Genius (2017) A highly entertaining and surprisingly tense Thai caper revolving around a quartet of students who devise a test-cheating scheme for profit.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2017
4/5 90% Their Finest (2017) This is as much a feminist picture as it is an excellent drama.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
3.5/5 93% Wonder Woman (2017) Gadot was mostly one-dimensional and stoic in her 20 minutes of screen time in Batman v Superman, but here she is lively and exudes a sense of wonder.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted May 29, 2017
4/5 93% Neruda (2016) Pablo Larrain's story of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda is shot with a lush, rich colour palette and evokes a sense of humour that is usually missing in films of this ilk.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet One Week Friends (Isshûkan Friends) (2017) The characters are so earnest, and the leads so cute, that you'd have to be a cynic with a heart of stone to not be swayed.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted May 17, 2017
3.5/5 99% Get Out (2017) To audiences [outside the US] who may not understand - or care - about the satire, Get Out is still a decent horror film.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted May 15, 2017
3.5/5 91% The Teacher (Ucitelka) (2017) This is a witty little gem that may make the Oscar's foreign-language shortlist again.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted May 15, 2017
3.5/5 97% In This Corner of the World (Kono sekai no katasumi ni) (2017) If there's a message to this film, it's the often unrecognised forbearance and perseverance of women, and the idea that unlike men, they can put love over pride and nationalism.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2017
3/5 46% Saban's Power Rangers (2017) The entire third act is typical Hollywood CGI-monster fest, but the first two are surprisingly human - and good.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
4.5/5 98% Moonlight (2016) Director Barry Jenkins has made known publicly his admiration of Wong Kar-wai, and Moonlight is reminiscent of the Hong Kong auteur's work in both cinematography and feel.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2017
3.5/5 76% Miss Sloane (2016) Miss Sloane is a highly gripping drama with a tour-de-force lead performance.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2017
2/5 No Score Yet Scoop! (2016) Scoop! has a major narrative problem that should disgust every woman in the audience: [the hero is] a vulgar Trump type who's constantly making lewd comments to female colleagues.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2017
4.5/5 91% La La Land (2016) La La Land is cinematic magic in its purest form.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2017
1.5/5 No Score Yet 10,000 Miles (2016) 10,000 Miles' script is so flooded with [clichés] it derails what is otherwise a gorgeously shot film with plenty of picturesque locations and strong performances.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2017
3/5 39% Why Him? (2016) Franco and Cranston are a charming odd couple who are more than capable of carrying this silly little film.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2017
2/5 59% Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life (2016) A middle-of-the-pack family comedy that is neither laugh-out-loud funny nor deep enough to generate real emotional resonance.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2017
2.5/5 27% Suicide Squad (2016) This movie is tripped up by a jumbled narrative and corporate machination: Warner Bros. is desperately chasing the highly successful Marvel film universe, and the only way to get there is to rush.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2016
2.5/5 48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) Following two excellent entries, this third prequel sets out to deliver a grandiose adventure with a cataclysmic dramatic reckoning, but mostly falls flat.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted May 17, 2016
3/5 94% The Mermaid (Mei ren yu) (2016) Mermaid is a solid dramedy with heart and, more importantly, a message.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2016
2/5 27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) As a superhero flick, it's shockingly joyless and overlong, with the two iconic crimefighters presented as angry, cranky, easily manipulated men in tights.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2016