Hell or High Water (2016)
"For all the genre formula -- the robbing, the hideout, the chase, the ambush -- the film is less about thrills than about slow-burning tension, and it stands out with its cultural and socio-economic specificity. "
Mohenjo Daro (2016)
The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016)
"Park's adaptation of [Fingersmith] has its own unpredictability. And while it's still largely the same story, there are points where this new interpretation takes its own direction and charges ahead without so much as a look behind. "
Suicide Squad (2016)
The BFG (2016)
The Shallows (2016)
Sing Street (2016)
Finding Dory (2016)
Now You See Me 2 (2016)
"To the surprise of perhaps no one at all, the latest Michael Bay movie is very much a flashy, juvenile, male-fantasy-serving film that will appeal to pre-adolescent viewers, and a turn-off-your-brain movie for older audiences. "
"While fans of the franchise [may] derive some satisfaction out of seeing the faithfully recreated video game settings, the wooden acting, breakneck pacing and excessive amounts of fantasy jibber-jabber mostly renders the film nonsensical to everyone else. "
X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
Furious 7 (2015)
Still Alice (2015)
The Theory of Everything (2014)
Saint Laurent (2015)
"It's still highly watchable, mainly because of the cast and the pawn-or-plotter dilemma that thrusts itself into Katniss's anxious existence. But.. it's hard not to feel that the material has been spread out too thin. "
Only God Forgives (2013)
"That it is superficial is a given. It's clear that Refn's plan is to drug us into transcendence, into the eerie plains of his Norse parable Valhalla Rising. He wants this film to levitate, but it doesn't. "
"With Sin City: A Dame to Kill For... you can't take your eyes off the hyper-stylised fetishism on-screen... but you'll find it difficult to remember anything afterwards. This is instant gratification, a hard drug for the eyes. "
Gone Girl (2014)
"A dark warning against the cost of domestic bliss, is perhaps a perfect date movie for happy or unhappy couples, since the film's extreme satire takes cover under the sharp, highly engaging narrative and storytelling heft. "
The Revenant (2015)
Plae kao ()
"From the strangely coloured fields, the simulated rice farming, the gentrified temple fair, the pre-World War II nationalistic fervour - the past is willed into existence here, instead of just existing. "
"Here's a Thai film that's as tender as it is bold. It's also a film about the mood (and not necessarily the actualities) of that fateful, uneasy moment of 17 years ago when the market crashed and our sense of the future dashed. "
The Blue Room (2014)
"Our vantage point as a spectator of this cruel sport gives us a privy to the "truth" of what Julien did or didn't do - only for the film to slap us back into the realisation that in cinema, truth and lies get along swimmingly, and for our own pleasure. "
The Rover (2014)
Grace Of Monaco (2014)
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
Mysterious Skin (2005)
"Like most good films, this one demands something from you, not just you from it. Some may run for cover, or for the exit, but those who stick around this strange and rich film will be sent out floating. "
The Railway Man (2014)
The Lunchbox (2014)
American Dreams in China (2013)
The LEGO Movie (2014)
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Lost In Thailand (2013)
"The film is perhaps a more effective tourism poster for Thailand than our official campaigns; the mix of beauty and quirk is just right, almost bland, certainly not offensive or critical. A sequel is in the pipeline _ it's win-win, at least for now. "
The Hangover Part III (2013)
"Jan Dara the novel, known for its erotic episodes, can be interpreted through so many lenses, from black comedy to spiritualism and politics; this film version seems to want to be everything, and probably ends up having less of everything, too. "