Movie Review: Duckweed (Ride the Wind, Break the Waves)

A journey through time, leads to the unravelling of a lifetime of tension, misunderstandings and hatred, between father and son.  As an addition to the many highly anticipated Chinese New Year’s movies, Duckweed announced its release, less than six months after casting news.  With a sparkly cast, for idol actor

Movie Review: Vampire Cleanup Department

Vampire Cleanup Department

Vampire Cleanup Department returns the jiangshi genre, featuring the Chinese hopping vampire, from the days of old Hong Kong horror flicks to the silver screen. Although a little predictable, it’s a lighthearted film with dialogue that's likely to charm audiences. And it will, in all probability, continue doing so at the Brussels International Fantastic

Drama Review: When a Snail Falls in Love

Crime may have no borders, but justice can be found by crossing them. The recent C-drama When a Snail Falls in Love illustrates this in chilling detail in its travel through the sprawling cities of China and jungles of Myanmar. This high stakes drama combines mystery, police work, and a nice

Drama Review: Three Lives Three Worlds, Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms

It’s not often that a book receives the preferential treatment of both an upcoming film and movie, like TangQi GongZi’s Three Lives Three Worlds, Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms (三生三世十里桃花).  So the hype and anticipation for both these adaptations would be incomparable to many others to be released in 2017.  With

First Impressions: Strong Woman Do Bong Soon

Main Cast: Park Bo Young as Do Bong Soon Park Hyung Sik as Minhyuk Ji Soo as Detective Gook Doo Sypnosis: Strong Woman Do Bong Soon is based on a story about a woman who was born with superhuman like strength. Bong Soon's strength was passed down from the women in her family tree. Her

Movie Review: Raymond Yip’s Cook Up A Storm

Cook Up A Storm

Cook Up A Storm is a Lunar New Year comedy, inspired by Nicholas Tse's own TV Show 'Chef Nic'. Released a little late into the season, it features a Chinese-Korean ensemble cast with familiar faces to both fans of Hong Kong film productions as well as K-Pop fans. But with a premise as cut-and-dried as it sounds, it's

Drama Review: Perfect Sense, Sooyoung’s Beaming Effect

Perfect Sense title Sooyoung

If you follow Girls' Generation and Sooyoung closely, you're probably thinking… wasn’t this drama released almost a year ago? We have dozens of other newer, more recent dramas to discuss, so why review this one now? Yes, it’s pretty old. But the heart of Perfect Sense remain important to its lead actress long past its