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Film Review: Set It Up (2018) - USA

Andrew Chan Glen Powell Lucy Liu Zoey Deutch

Film Review: Set It Up (2018) - USA

Set It Up (2018) - USA Reviewed by Andrew Chan (FCCA)Netflix have unfortunately gone through a run of terrible films and therefore the unexpected success of Rom-Com - Set It Up is a lovely surprise. The film is as predictable as it comes by, but the pairing of Zoey Deutch (Why Him?, Everybody Wants Some!!) and Glen Powell (Hidden Figures, Scream Queens) simply provides the needed spark and winning chemistry that makes these kind of films so enjoyable. Add to the mix, we get Lucy Liu in a juicy and rare Asian American role as the Devil Wears Prada type...

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Film Review: Jailbreak (2017) - Cambodia

Andrew Chan Celine Tran Jean-Paul Ly Jimmy Henderson Laurent Plancel Michael Hodgson

Film Review: Jailbreak (2017) - Cambodia

Jailbreak (2017) - Cambodia Review by Andrew Chan (FCCA)The Thais gave us Ong Bak, the Indonesian came up with The Raid and it’s almost timely for the national martial arts pride of Cambodia to unleash with Jailbreak. Whilst the film is not on par with the two mentioned films, it is still one martial arts extravagant that punches and brute from start to finish and most probably the best thing to come out of Cambodia film industry for decades.   Italian expat living in Cambodia, Director Jimmy Henderson does exceptionally well in capturing all the wonderfully staged fight scenes all...

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Film Review: Peter Rabbit (2018) - United Kingdom

Andrew Chan Domhnall Gleeson Fayssal Bazzi James Corden

Film Review: Peter Rabbit (2018) - United Kingdom

Peter Rabbit (2018) - UK Reviewed by Andrew Chan (FCCA)Along the lines of cute CGI animated animals like the adorable Chipmunks. Peter Rabbit is a lovely adaptation that never tries to do too much and remains rather grounded in its approach. Director Will Cluck attempts to balance love, hate, revenge, animal vs human nature and redemption all in a film that is at times comedic, emotive and plays like a family movie. The film starts off in the most memorable fashion about the inside story of how Peter Rabbit come about, namely the sad tale of how humans build a...

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Film Review: What a Wonderful Family! 3: My Wife, My Life. (2018) - Japan

Andrew Chan What a Wonderful Family! 3: My Wife Yoji Yamada Yui Natsukawa

Film Review: What a Wonderful Family! 3: My Wife, My Life. (2018) - Japan

What a Wonderful Family! 3: My Wife, My Life. (2018) - Japan Reviewed by Andrew Chan (FCCA)Veteran Japanese director Yoji Yamada simply does it again in the highly successful “Wonderful Family” series, now well into the third film. It’s more of the same and it’s precisely what is needed and required. The audience have grown to love the characters from the grumpy old grandpa, the lively grandma, the unappreciated housewife, hardworking businessman to the young couple, this film portrays precisely how modern family works and all the fun that goes with it. As much as we enjoy the ride, the...

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Jeonju 2018 Review: Korea Cinemascape Short Films

Andrew Chan A White Dream Jeonju Film Festival Mystery Pink Short Films

Jeonju 2018 Review: Korea Cinemascape Short Films

Jeonju 2018 Review:  Reviewed by Andrew Chan (FCCA) A White Dream (Short Film - 19 minutes) One of the delights of Jeonju Film Festival are finding gems within the short film genres. A White Dream is a well made quarter of an hour about a strained father and daughter relationship. The film begins with a beggar on the street, depicting the main theme where the father a former locksmith, unemployed and unable to keep the house clean after the death of the mother/wife. The film shows a lot of more issues that it can deal with in the short running...

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