VCinema

VCinema is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Grant Watson, Harris Dang
Rating Title/Year Author
7/10 Ne Zha (2019) Grant Watson It is not a major achievement in the genre - other than in the commercial sense - but it is a bold and promising step along the road. EDIT
Posted Sep 29, 2019
7/10 () Grant Watson Overall it is a deliberately low-key work, and succeeds all the more effectively because of it. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2019
6/10 Going the Distance (2018) Grant Watson Something admirable and well assembled, but slightly dull. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2019
6/10 She Remembers, He Forgets (2015) Grant Watson What is on the screen is a serviceable and entertaining romantic drama that will appeal to its target audience. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2019
7/10 Animal World (2018) Grant Watson As a stand-alone feature, Animal World is over-the-top, dripping with excess, and genuinely rather odd. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2019
5/10 Jinpa (Zhuang si le yi zhi yang) (2018) Grant Watson Ultimately, and despite a great amount of charm, this first half does not feel the sum of its parts. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2019
3/10 Tracey (2018) Grant Watson Tracey is a good idea executed poorly EDIT
Posted May 1, 2019
5/10 Unlovable (2018) Grant Watson There is potential in Unlovable (...) As it stands, however, the film feels like a missed opportunity. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2019
8/10 Little Forest (2018) Grant Watson Everybody needs a film like Little Forest once in a while. It soothes and calms. It washes over you with an easy charm. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2019
7/10 Fake (2016) Grant Watson His careful and patient treatment (...) transforms Fake into a work that genuinely transcends its initial limited focus. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2019
4/10 DiDi's Dreams (2017) Grant Watson It simply feels like a weak greatest hits package performed not by artists but by their tribute band. It is reheated and profoundly lazy stuff, feeling both unenthused and rushed. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2019
9/10 Wo bu shi yao shen (2018) Grant Watson It is a comedy that invites laughter. It is a drama that inspires sorrow. It is a political statement that provokes rage. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2019
7/10 The Apology (2016) Grant Watson While not becoming a fully objective historical document, the documentary does a tremendous job of leading its audience to immerse themselves in the emotion of the past. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2019
8/10 Ciao Ciao (2017) Grant Watson "An altogether excellent film in a crowded genre. Fans of Chinese independent cinema will find plenty to enjoy." EDIT
Posted May 1, 2019
Misono Universe (2015) Harris Dang La La La at Rock Bottom is a great acting showcase for Subaru Shibutani, another success for Fumi Nikaido and one of director Nobuhiro Yamashita's most enjoyable films. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2018
The Assassin (2015) Harris Dang Much like Wong with The Grandmaster, Hou has made a martial arts film that is more of a personal statement than a genre piece, but his style suits the genre surprisingly well and certainly makes its mark in martial arts cinema. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2018
Ghost Theater (Gekijô Rei) (2015) Harris Dang It's just so sad to see such a director like Hideo Nakata stoop so low after knowing what promise he used to have. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2018
Birigyaru (2015) Harris Dang For those looking for a film by walking the path rather than knowing the path will be rewarded with a very funny and inspirational crowd-pleaser. Kasumi Arimura gives a star-making performance as Sayaka. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2018
Keeper of Darkness (2015) Harris Dang Keeper of Darkness is inconsistent but still a distinctive and entertaining ride that is a huge improvement over Cheung's directorial debut. The characters are so well-defined that I would love to see what they would do in the future. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2018
Mohican kokyô ni kaeru (2016) Harris Dang Mohican Comes Home finds director Shuichi Okita turning the family drama genre on its head while its stellar performances and refreshing storytelling guarantee that this fantastic film goes out like a rock-star. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2018
Himeanole (2016) Harris Dang With fantastic performances, subtly unhinged direction from Yoshida, and a refreshing lack of adherence towards mainstream storytelling, Hime-anole is a cult classic in the making. Just go in without any prior knowledge about the plot. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2018
Disutorakushon Beibîzu (2016) Harris Dang Destruction Babies is a brutal, exhausting and challenging piece of work with fantastic performances, some sharp comments about Japanese society and some moments that are guaranteed to shock. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2018