Chasing the Dragon (2017)

When I learned that Wong Jing is the writer-director of Chasing the Dragon, I feared the worst. Seriously, his filmography is pretty splotchy, mostly filled with disposable contrived movies that you wonโ€™t remember much the moment you walk out of the cinema. But my fears were unfounded, Wong Jing has pulled a rabbit out of […]

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Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

It has been 35 years since Ridley Scottโ€™s iconic Blade Runner (1982) exploded on the screen and introduced a generation of movie-goers to hypnotic dystopian cityscapes. It broke new ground, becoming a new breed of the thinking manโ€™s sci-fi movie. It became a visionary cult-classic. Every viewing since then feels like a cautionary tale and […]

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Kingsman: The Golden Circle

  I love Mark Millar’s work. His story ideas are always exuberantly inventive and freshly exciting. Kingsman: The Golden Circle, like Kick-Ass, Captain America: Civil War, Wanted, is one of his many babies in the comic world. Mathew Vaughn milks it and delivers a sequel that magnifies everything that worked in the original. When the […]

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It (2017)

For me, It is more successful as a coming-of-age tale than a scary movie. After last year’s excellent Netflix TV series Stranger Things where a bunch of likeable outcasts gang up against nefarious forces, It loses some steam in terms of novelty. Perhaps it is just me – I never get frightened with CGI ghost […]

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