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Film Review: The Golden Holiday (국제수사) Gookjesoosa (2020) - South Korea

Andrew Chan Korean film Kwak Do-won The Golden Holiday

Film Review: The Golden Holiday (국제수사) Gookjesoosa (2020) - South Korea

Film Review: The Golden Holiday (국제수사) Gookjesoosa (2020) - South Korea 🇰🇷 Reviewed by Andrew CHAN (Film Critics Circle of Australia) Help me reach one review per day in 2021. 2021 Review count - 11/365 Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/neofilmreviews   “The Golden Holiday”, written and directed by Kim Bong-Han is precisely what it’s movie title suggest, it’s a holiday action comedy. Those trying hard to go deeper than it really is, will have a hard time enjoying the film. It is one of those senseless and mindless action comedy that will either annoy the daylights out of you or you...

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Film Review: Nomadland (2020) - USA

Andrew Chan Chloe Zhao Hollywood Movies Nomadland Sundance

Film Review: Nomadland (2020) - USA

Film Review: Nomadland (2020) - USA 🇺🇸 Reviewed by Andrew CHAN (Film Critics Circle of Australia) Help me reach one review per day in 2021. 2021 Review count - 10/365 Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/neofilmreviews       One of the most beautiful thing about Chloe Zhao’s “Nomadland” remains the grounded feeling of loneliness and isolation at a distance, meanwhile Frances McDormand’s performance is so powerful that completes the film without the need of melodrama moments. It is this simplest of nature and feeling that allows the audience to reflect upon their own physical and inner journeys both on screen and...

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Film Review: Hong Boxing 百家拳之洪拳 (2020) - China

Andrew Chan Bear Wang Chinese Movies Hong Boxing Martial Arts Film Meng Fei

Film Review: Hong Boxing 百家拳之洪拳 (2020) - China

Film Review: Hong Boxing 百家拳之洪拳(2020) - China 🇨🇳 Reviewed by Andrew CHAN (Film Critics Circle of Australia) Help me reach one review per day in 2021. 2021 Review count - 09/365 Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/neofilmreviews   Director Li Lian Jun is another Chinese filmmaker heavily influenced by Hong Kong 90s martial arts cinema. In “Hong Boxing”, Li recreates the Wong Fei Hung universe with a back story focused on his famed pork butcher student - “Lam Sai Wing”. Many Hong Kong cinema fans will recall Sammo Hung’s “Magnificent Butcher”, but this film is far from that level, it is simply a...

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Film Review: Ip Man: Crisis Time 少年葉問之危機時刻 (2020)

Andrew Chan Ip Man: Crisis Time Li Li Ming Sun Fei Zhao Wen Hao

Film Review: Ip Man: Crisis Time 少年葉問之危機時刻 (2020)

Film Review: Ip Man: Crisis Time 少年葉問之危機時刻 (2020) 🇨🇳 Reviewed by Andrew CHAN (Film Critics Circle of Australia) Help me reach one review per day in 2021. 2021 Review count - 08/365 Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/neofilmreviews       After the previous solid attempt with quality fight scenes “Ip Man: Kung Fu Master”, director Li Li Ming, obviously inspired by Hong Kong action films go back to Ip Man’s roots with “Ip Man: Crisis Time”. Starring promising martial arts star (who was discovered by master Chen Kaige in “Sacrifice” as a teen), Zhao Wen Hao. There are plenty of famed Hong...

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Film Review: Mr. Zoo: The Missing VIP 미스터 주: 사라진 (2020) - South Korea

Andrew Chan Kim Seo Hyung Korean Film Lee Sung Min Mr. Zoo The Missing VIP

Film Review: Mr. Zoo: The Missing VIP 미스터 주: 사라진 (2020) - South Korea

Film Review: Mr. Zoo: The Missing VIP 미스터 주: 사라진 (2020) - South Korea 🇰🇷 Reviewed by Andrew CHAN (Film Critics Circle of Australia) Help me reach one review per day in 2021. 2021 Review count - 07/365 Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/neofilmreviews Speaking of mindless entertainment, writer and director Kim Tae-yoon, manages just that with the action comedy “Mr. Zoo: The Missing VIP”. Filled with cheesy CGI, talking animals and the VIP panda in obvious human costumes, it is the exactly the kind of senseless fun best enjoyed over a couple of Korean beers. It helps that the film stars...

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