A Better Tomorrow Movie Review

A Better Tomorrow (A-)

John Woo's classic heroic bloodshed gangster film starring Ti Lung, Chow Yun-fat and Leslie Cheung

Action | Hong Kong | 1986

Wing Chun Movie Review

Wing Chun (B)

The classic Yuen Woo-ping martial arts comedy starring Michelle Yeoh and Donnie Yen

Kung Fu | Hong Kong | 1994

The Man from Nowhere Movie Review

The Man from Nowhere (B)

Won Bin stars in this mega-hit action thriller directed by Lee Jeong-beom about a pawnshop owner with a mysterious past taking on drug dealers in order to rescue his kidnapped neighbor

Action | Korea | 2010

Haunters Movie Review

Haunters (B)

Go Soo and Kang Dong-won face off in this superhero thriller about an evil psychic who can take control of any person around him and the one man resistant to the power

Action | Korea | 2010

Die Bad Movie Review

Die Bad (C+)

Ryu Seung-wan's debut feature connects four short films into a gritty story about the rough and tumble world of crime

Action | Korea | 2000

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3-Iron Movie Review

3-Iron

Kim Ki-duk's magical story about the relationship between a drifter who wanders around temporarily living in unoccupied houses and the abused wife who leaves her home to live with him. Grade:  A
Genre:  Drama
Country:  Korea
Year:  2004
Audition Movie Review

Audition

Takashi Miike's international hit about a widower played by Ryo Ishibashi and his ill-fated attempt to find a new girlfriend through a fake movie audition Grade:  A
Genre:  Horror
Country:  Japan
Year:  2001
Infernal Affairs Movie Review

Infernal Affairs

Andrew Lau and Alan Mak's mega hit crime drama starring Andy Lau and Tony Leung Chiu-Wai as two moles, one in the triads and one in the police, racing to identify the other Grade:  A
Genre:  Drama
Country:  Hong Kong
Year:  2002
Police Story Movie Review

Police Story

The 80's action masterpiece filled with unmatchable fights and stunts starring Jackie Chan, Brigitte Lin and Maggie Cheung Grade:  A
Genre:  Action
Country:  Hong Kong
Year:  1985
Samurai 3 Movie Review

Samurai 3

The dramatic conclusion to the Musashi Miyamoto trilogy climaxes with his preparation for a duel with his lifelong rival Sasaki to become the greatest swordsman in all of Japan Grade:  A
Genre:  Swordplay
Country:  Japan
Year:  1956
Christmas in August Movie Review

Christmas in August

Hur Jin-ho's minimalist landmark of Korean romance stars Han Suk-kyu as a photography store owner recently diagnosed with a terminal illness Grade:  A
Genre:  Romance
Country:  Korea
Year:  1998
My Little Bride Movie Review

My Little Bride

A comedy by newcomer Kim Ho-joon about the forced marriage between a 24 year old college student played by Kim Rae-won and a 16 year old high schooler played by Moon Geun-young Grade:  A
Genre:  Romance
Country:  Korea
Year:  2004
Mind Game Movie Review

Mind Game

An epic, award-winning, mind-bending anime directed by Masaaki Yuasa Grade:  A
Genre:  Anime
Country:  Japan
Year:  2004
My Sassy Girl Movie Review

My Sassy Girl

Kwak Jae-yong's beloved Korean romantic comedy based on internet stories about a nice guy troubled in a variety of ways by an odd girl Grade:  A
Genre:  Romance
Country:  Korea
Year:  2001
Hana-bi Movie Review

Hana-bi

Takeshi Kitano's masterpiece is a tale of poetic violence about a remorse filled cop finding peace with his wife Grade:  A
Genre:  Drama
Country:  Japan
Year:  1997
Ong Bak Movie Review

Ong Bak

This Prachya Pinkaew directed full-force revival of the martial arts film stars newcomer Tony Jaa as a skilled fighter searching for his village's stolen Buddha head Grade:  A
Genre:  Action
Country:  Thailand
Year:  2003
Fist of Fury Movie Review

Fist of Fury

Bruce Lee manages to out-do himself as he plays the student returning home for for revenge after the murder of his master Grade:  A
Genre:  Kung Fu
Country:  Hong Kong
Year:  1972
The Assassin Movie Review

The Assassin

Test blurb Grade:  A
Genre:  Swordplay
Country:  Hong Kong
Year:  1967
Police Story 2 Movie Review

Police Story 2

In the sequel to Police Story, Jackie Chan and Maggie Cheung return to their respective roles as Chan continues to fight crime and preserve his relationship at the same time Grade:  A-
Genre:  Action
Country:  Hong Kong
Year:  1987
Shall We Dance Movie Review

Shall We Dance

A heartwarming drama about a man working a depressingly empty office job who finds salvation in the cultural taboo of ballroom dance Grade:  A-
Genre:  Drama
Country:  Japan
Year:  1996
The Bride with White Hair Movie Review

The Bride with White Hair

Ronny Yu's masterpiece of wu-xia starring Brigitte Lin and Leslie Chueng as star-crossed lovers seperated by the clans to which they belong. Grade:  A-
Genre:  Swordplay
Country:  Hong Kong
Year:  1993
Fighter in the Wind Movie Review

Fighter in the Wind

Korean tale about real life fighter Choi Baedal, the man regarded as a modern day Musashi Miyamoto Grade:  A-
Genre:  Drama
Country:  Korea
Year:  2004
Crush and Blush Movie Review

Crush and Blush

Lee Kyoung-mi's debut feature about a high school teacher's extreme plan to win over her ten year long crush Grade:  A-
Genre:  Comedy
Country:  Korea
Year:  2008
Old Boy Movie Review

Old Boy

Park Chan-wook's second revenge film and winner of the Grand Prix prize at Cannes is about a man's 15 year imprisonment and the path of his revenge upon his escape Grade:  A-
Genre:  Drama
Country:  Korea
Year:  2003
One Fine Spring Day Movie Review

One Fine Spring Day

Hur Jin-ho's near-perfect little romance starring Yu Ji-tae and Lee Yeong-ae Grade:  A-
Genre:  Romance
Country:  Korea
Year:  2001
Peppermint Candy Movie Review

Peppermint Candy

Lee Chang-dong's sophomore feature is the story of an average man's tragic life told backwards Grade:  A-
Genre:  Drama
Country:  Korea
Year:  2000
Save the Green Planet Movie Review

Save the Green Planet

Shin Ha-kyun stars in this mess of genres about an eccentric man seeking to rid the planet of alien forces and become a hero Grade:  A-
Genre:  Drama
Country:  Korea
Year:  2003
Sympathy for Mr Vengeance Movie Review

Sympathy for Mr Vengeance

Park Chan-wook's follow-up to his hit JSA is a low-key and horribly depressing tale of revenge and desperation Grade:  A-
Genre:  Drama
Country:  Korea
Year:  2002
Welcome to Dongmakgol Movie Review

Welcome to Dongmakgol

Jeong Jae-yeong, Shin Ha-kyun and Kang Hye-jeong star in this surprise 2005 box office hit dramedy Grade:  A-
Genre:  Drama
Country:  Korea
Year:  2005
After Life Movie Review

After Life

Hirokazu Kore-eda takes a glimpse at the stopover everyone makes after dying Grade:  A-
Genre:  Drama
Country:  Japan
Year:  1998
Battle Royale Movie Review

Battle Royale

Kinji Fukasaku's highly controversial last film adapts Koushun Takami's pulpy novel about a deadly government pgoram that pits a class of 15-year olds against each other Grade:  A-
Genre:  Drama
Country:  Japan
Year:  2000
Branded to Kill Movie Review

Branded to Kill

Seijun Suzuki's crazy tale about the number three killer in Japan played by Jo Shishido and his exploits to earn the number one position Grade:  A-
Genre:  Action
Country:  Japan
Year:  1967
Kikujiro Movie Review

Kikujiro

Takeshi Kitano directs and stars in this family film about a young boy searching for his mother Grade:  A-
Genre:  Comedy
Country:  Japan
Year:  1999
Swing Girls Movie Review

Swing Girls

Shinobu Yaguchi writes and directs this light comedy about a group of school girls starting a jazz ensemble Grade:  A-
Genre:  Comedy
Country:  Japan
Year:  2004
Project A Movie Review

Project A

Jackie Chan directed classic starring Chan, Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao about the navy's attempts to stop pirates in early 20th century Hong Kong Grade:  A-
Genre:  Action
Country:  Hong Kong
Year:  1983
One-Armed Swordsman Movie Review

One-Armed Swordsman

Chang Cheh's breakthrough wu-xia film starring Jimmy Wang Yu as the titular hero who must choose between a peaceful life and his duty to his master Grade:  A-
Genre:  Swordplay
Country:  Hong Kong
Year:  1967
A Better Tomorrow Movie Review

A Better Tomorrow

John Woo's classic heroic bloodshed gangster film starring Ti Lung, Chow Yun-fat and Leslie Cheung Grade:  A-
Genre:  Action
Country:  Hong Kong
Year:  1986
Bungee Jumping of Their Own Movie Review

Bungee Jumping of Their Own

Kim Dae-seung directs this unique romance starring Lee Byung-hun and Grade:  B+
Genre:  Romance
Country:  Korea
Year:  2001
2LDK Movie Review

2LDK

Yukihiko Tsutsumi's side of the duel project with Ryuhei Kitamura is about two feuding actress roommate, played by Eiko Kioke and Maho Nonami Grade:  B+
Genre:  Action
Country:  Japan
Year:  2001
A Chinese Ghost Story Movie Review

A Chinese Ghost Story

Classic 80's Hong Kong fantasy swordplay starring Leslie Cheung as a tax collector who falls in love with a ghost and has to deal with a Tree Demon, a Taoist master and the underworld Grade:  B+
Genre:  Swordplay
Country:  Hong Kong
Year:  1987
Joint Security Area Movie Review

Joint Security Area

Park Chan-wook's debut feature is a murder mystery about two North Korean and two South Korean soldiers who form a secret friendship while working at the border between the two countries Grade:  B+
Genre:  Drama
Country:  Korea
Year:  2000
Just One Look Movie Review

Just One Look

A warm nostalgic coming of age film pushed further with strong performances by Shawn Yue, The Twins, Wong You-Nam and Anthony Wong Grade:  B+
Genre:  Drama
Country:  Hong Kong
Year:  2002
A Bittersweet Life Movie Review

A Bittersweet Life

Director Kim Ji-woon teams up with Lee Byung-hun in this highly anticipated action noir revenge film Grade:  B+
Genre:  Action
Country:  Korea
Year:  2005
As Tears Go By Movie Review

As Tears Go By

Wong Kar-Wai's directorial debut is a commercialized ode to Scorcese's Mean Streets starring Andy Lau, Maggie Cheung and Jacky Cheung Grade:  B+
Genre:  Drama
Country:  Hong Kong
Year:  1988
Zatoichi Movie Review

Zatoichi

Takeshi Kitano directs and stars in this award-winning, box-office hit remake full of dance, comedy and severed limbs Grade:  B+
Genre:  Swordplay
Country:  Japan
Year:  2003
Attack the Gas Station Movie Review

Attack the Gas Station

Kim Sang-jin's breakthrough ensemble comedy about a group of robbers that decide to take over a gas station for a night and keep the money they earn Grade:  B+
Genre:  Comedy
Country:  Korea
Year:  1999
Crying Fist Movie Review

Crying Fist

The much anticipated Ryu Seung-wan directed boxing drama that pits Choi Min-sik up against Ryu Seung-beom Grade:  B+
Genre:  Drama
Country:  Korea
Year:  2005
Failan Movie Review

Failan

A different sort of romance between a rough gangster played by Choi Min-sik and an innocent Chinese immigrant played by Cecilia Cheung Grade:  B+
Genre:  Romance
Country:  Korea
Year:  2001
Flying Boys Movie Review

Flying Boys

A realistic youth drama about Korean high school seniors written and directed by Byun Young-joo Grade:  B+
Genre:  Drama
Country:  Korea
Year:  2004
Foul King Movie Review

Foul King

Kim Ji-woon's follow-up to The Quiet Family stars Song Kang-ho as a down in the dumps office employee who pursues his dream of becoming a professional wrestler Grade:  B+
Genre:  Comedy
Country:  Korea
Year:  2002
Once Upon a Time in High School Movie Review

Once Upon a Time in High School

Yu Ha's drama about a student attending school in Korea in the 70s stars Kwon Sang-woo Grade:  B+
Genre:  Drama
Country:  Korea
Year:  2004
The City of Violence Movie Review

The City of Violence

Ryu Seung-wan's stylish 70's action flick homage about two guys out to avenge their childhood friend's death Grade:  B+
Genre:  Action
Country:  Korea
Year:  2006
Some Movie Review

Some

Chang Yoon-hyun directs this box office dud cop drama starring newcomers Go Soo and Song Ji-hyo Grade:  B+
Genre:  Drama
Country:  Korea
Year:  2004
Arahan Movie Review

Arahan

Ryu Seung-wan's action comedy hit about a bumbling newcomer training to help a group of powerful chi masters protect a powerful force called Arahan Grade:  B+
Genre:  Action
Country:  Korea
Year:  2003
The Isle Movie Review

The Isle

Kim Ki-duk's drama about a mute woman who runs a small resort on the lakeside Grade:  B+
Genre:  Drama
Country:  Korea
Year:  2000
All About Lily Chou Chou Movie Review

All About Lily Chou Chou

Shunji Iwai's rough drama about the extremes of youth through the eyes of a fanatical fan of a fictitous Japanese pop star Grade:  B+
Genre:  Drama
Country:  Japan
Year:  2001
Infernal Affairs 2 Movie Review

Infernal Affairs 2

This hit prequel is a tale about the younger Yan and Ming starting out on their mole jobs under the guidance of Inspector Wong and Sam Grade:  B+
Genre:  Drama
Country:  Hong Kong
Year:  2003
Azumi Movie Review

Azumi

Ryuhei Kitamura returns, armed with a bigger budget for his sophomore feature: an adaptation of a female assassin manga set in Tokugawa Japan starring Aya Ueto Grade:  B+
Genre:  Swordplay
Country:  Japan
Year:  2003
Blue Spring Movie Review

Blue Spring

Toshiaki Toyoda's raw and stylish look at delinquent high schoolers and their gang conflicts Grade:  B+
Genre:  Drama
Country:  Japan
Year:  2001
Thirst Movie Review

Thirst

Park Chan-wook's horror-drama about a priest who becomes a vampire, starring Song Kang-ho and Kim Ok-bin Grade:  B+
Genre:  Horror
Country:  Korea
Year:  2009
Im a Cyborg But Thats OK Movie Review

Im a Cyborg But Thats OK

Park Chan-wook directs this quirky romantic-comedy starring Im Su-jeong and Rain Grade:  B+
Genre:  Comedy
Country:  Korea
Year:  2006
Crying Out Love in the Center of the World Movie Review

Crying Out Love in the Center of the World

Isao Yukisada directs this touching mega-hit romance novel adaptation starring Takao Osawa and Kou Shibasaki Grade:  B+
Genre:  Romance
Country:  Japan
Year:  2004
Getting Any Movie Review

Getting Any

Takeshi Kitano's side-splitting slapstick film about a desperate man trying to fulfill his sexual desires Grade:  B+
Genre:  Comedy
Country:  Japan
Year:  1995
Hana and Alice Movie Review

Hana and Alice

Shunji Iwai's lighter look at youth through a love triangle between two best friends and a boy under the belief that he has lost his memory Grade:  B+
Genre:  Drama
Country:  Japan
Year:  2004
High and Low Movie Review

High and Low

Akira Kurosawa's classic kidnapping drama starring Toshiro Mifune Grade:  B+
Genre:  Drama
Country:  Japan
Year:  1963
Ichi the Killer Movie Review

Ichi the Killer

Takashi Miike's gross-out and highly stylized yakuza film about a masochist played by Tadanobu Asano and his search for the ultimate sadist killer Grade:  B+
Genre:  Action
Country:  Japan
Year:  2002
Innocence Movie Review

Innocence

The technologically advanced and gorgeously animated follow-up to Mamoru Oshii's hit Ghost in the Shell Grade:  B+
Genre:  Anime
Country:  Japan
Year:  2004
Kamikaze Girls Movie Review

Kamikaze Girls

Off-beat comedy about the unlikely friendship between a high-schooler obsessed with an 18th century period of France and an agressive scooter-loving gang-member Grade:  B+
Genre:  Comedy
Country:  Japan
Year:  2004
Sha Po Lang Movie Review

Sha Po Lang

The hailed return to Hong Kong action starring Simon Yam, Sammo Hung and Donnie Yen Grade:  B+
Genre:  Action
Country:  Hong Kong
Year:  2005
Love and Pop Movie Review

Love and Pop

Hideaki Anno takes a look at the compensated dating trend in Japan through the eyes of a 16-year old newcomer Grade:  B+
Genre:  Drama
Country:  Japan
Year:  1998
The Big Boss Movie Review

The Big Boss

Bruce Lee's massive hit about a man trying to protect his family and coworkers by standing up against a drug boss Grade:  B+
Genre:  Kung Fu
Country:  Hong Kong
Year:  1971
Come Drink with Me Movie Review

Come Drink with Me

King Hu's landmark wu-xia film starring Cheng Pei-pei as a warrior trying to rescue her kidnapped brother Grade:  B+
Genre:  Swordplay
Country:  Hong Kong
Year:  1966
Dachimawa Lee Movie Review

Dachimawa Lee

Ryu Seung-wan's latest is an spy-action spoof starring Im Won-hee as an agent searching for a Golden Buddha Grade:  B+
Genre:  Comedy
Country:  Korea
Year:  2008
The Wild Wild Rose Movie Review

The Wild Wild Rose

Classic Cathay musical starring Grace Chang sets the opera Carmen in a Hong Kong nightclub Grade:  B+
Genre:  Drama
Country:  Hong Kong
Year:  1960
The Assassin 2 Movie Review

The Assassin 2

blurb test Grade:  B+
Genre:  Swordplay
Country:  Korea
Year:  1967
A Tale of Two Sisters Movie Review

A Tale of Two Sisters

Kim Ji-woon's acclaimed psychological thriller about two sisters at odds with their stepmother Grade:  B+
Genre:  Horror
Country:  Korea
Year:  2003
Ip Man Movie Review

Ip Man

Wilson Yip and Donnie Yen team up again in this biopic about Wing Chun Grandmaster Ip Man's life in the 1930's Grade:  B+
Genre:  Kung Fu
Country:  Hong Kong
Year:  2008
Ditto Movie Review

Ditto

Kim Ha-neul and Yu Ji-tae star in this time-traversing Korean romance influenced by the Hollywood film, Frequency Grade:  B
Genre:  Romance
Country:  Korea
Year:  2000
Il Mare Movie Review

Il Mare

Another romance unrestrained by time, starring Jeon Ji-hyun and Lee Jung-jae as two people living in different times and their ability to contact each other through a magical mailbox Grade:  B
Genre:  Romance
Country:  Korea
Year:  2000
Kick the Moon Movie Review

Kick the Moon

Kim Sang-jin's second feature stars Lee Sung-jae and Cha Seung-won as two former classmates all grown up and reunited in their old hometown competing for the love of a restaurant owner played by Kim Hye-su Grade:  B
Genre:  Comedy
Country:  Korea
Year:  2001
My Tutor Friend Movie Review

My Tutor Friend

Another off-shoot of the My Sassy Girl wave, starring Kim Ha-neul as a tutor attempting to teach delinquent Kwon Sang-woo enough to get him into college Grade:  B
Genre:  Romance
Country:  Korea
Year:  2003
House of Flying Daggers Movie Review

House of Flying Daggers

Zhang Yimou's second wu-xia pic, starring Andy Lau, Takeshi Kaneshiro and Zhang Ziyi Grade:  B
Genre:  Swordplay
Country:  Hong Kong
Year:  2004
Rules of Dating Movie Review

Rules of Dating

Park Hae-il and Kang Hye-jeong star in this debut drama by Han Jae-rim about a relationship between two teachers Grade:  B
Genre:  Romance
Country:  Korea
Year:  2005
Shiri Movie Review

Shiri

Kang Je-gyu's big budget hit film about South Korean agents attempting to avert a North Korean terrorist strike Grade:  B
Genre:  Action
Country:  Korea
Year:  1999
Take Care of My Cat Movie Review

Take Care of My Cat

Jeong Jae-eun's realistic portrayal of five friends' divergence after high school and the various problems that occupy their lives Grade:  B
Genre:  Drama
Country:  Korea
Year:  2001
The Classic Movie Review

The Classic

Kwak Jae-yong's highly anticipated follow-up to My Sassy Girl is an ode to classic romances through the eyes of a daughter reading her mother's old loveletters Grade:  B
Genre:  Romance
Country:  Korea
Year:  2003
Born to Fight Movie Review

Born to Fight

Ong Bak action director Panna Rittikrai's stunt-filled feature about a group of athletes visiting a village forced to fight of ruthless terrorists who hold the residents hostage Grade:  B
Genre:  Action
Country:  Thailand
Year:  2004
Dolls Movie Review

Dolls

Takeshi Kitano's contemplative romantic drama from out of nowhere about bunraku puppets and three odd relationships Grade:  B
Genre:  Romance
Country:  Japan
Year:  2002
Fudoh The New Generation Movie Review

Fudoh The New Generation

An early film hit of Takashi Miike about a group of high schoolers banding together to form their own generation of yakuza against the adults Grade:  B
Genre:  Action
Country:  Japan
Year:  1996
Gate of Flesh Movie Review

Gate of Flesh

Seijun Suzuki's 1964 tale about a unique group of prostitutes in post-war Japan Grade:  B
Genre:  Drama
Country:  Japan
Year:  1964
Ghost in the Shell Movie Review

Ghost in the Shell

Mamoru Oshii's highly influential international hit and adaptation of the manga by Masamune Shirow explores the idea of humanity through robots in a future world Grade:  B
Genre:  Anime
Country:  Japan
Year:  1995
Install Movie Review

Install

Aya Ueto stars in this light film about the unlikely friendship between a 17-year old girl and an elementary school boy Grade:  B
Genre:  Comedy
Country:  Japan
Year:  2005
Way of the Dragon Movie Review

Way of the Dragon

Bruce Lee travels to Italy to help out his cousins at a restaurant when the local gang starts pushing their weight around Grade:  B
Genre:  Kung Fu
Country:  Hong Kong
Year:  1972
Golden Swallow Movie Review

Golden Swallow

Chang Cheh directs this pseudo-sequel to Come Drink with Me starring Jimmy Wang Yu, Cheng Pei-pei and Lo Lieh Grade:  B
Genre:  Swordplay
Country:  Hong Kong
Year:  1968
Haunters Movie Review

Haunters

Go Soo and Kang Dong-won face off in this superhero thriller about an evil psychic who can take control of any person around him and the one man resistant to the power Grade:  B
Genre:  Action
Country:  Korea
Year:  2010
The Man from Nowhere Movie Review

The Man from Nowhere

Won Bin stars in this mega-hit action thriller directed by Lee Jeong-beom about a pawnshop owner with a mysterious past taking on drug dealers in order to rescue his kidnapped neighbor Grade:  B
Genre:  Action
Country:  Korea
Year:  2010
Wing Chun Movie Review

Wing Chun

The classic Yuen Woo-ping martial arts comedy starring Michelle Yeoh and Donnie Yen Grade:  B
Genre:  Kung Fu
Country:  Hong Kong
Year:  1994
Address Unknown Movie Review

Address Unknown

Kim Ki-duk directs this story about a village of South Koreans living next to an American base in the countryside Grade:  B-
Genre:  Drama
Country:  Korea
Year:  2001
One Missed Call Movie Review

One Missed Call

Takashi Miike's tribute to Japanese horror tells the story of a group of friends who receive voicemails of their recorded deaths from two days in the future and soon learn that the messages are coming true. Grade:  B-
Genre:  Horror
Country:  Japan
Year:  2003
Throwdown Movie Review

Throwdown

Johnnie To's ode to Akira Kurosawa in the form of a stylish judo work Grade:  B-
Genre:  Action
Country:  Hong Kong
Year:  2004
Everybody has Secrets Movie Review

Everybody has Secrets

Lee Byung-hun stars in this cleverly structured romantic-comedy about a man who enters the lives of three sisters at the same time Grade:  B-
Genre:  Romance
Country:  Korea
Year:  2004
Gorgeous Movie Review

Gorgeous

Jackie Chan's brief return to Hong Kong after Rush Hour is an action filled romantic comedy starring Shu Qi as a naive and wishful village girl who falls for Chan Grade:  B-
Genre:  Action
Country:  Hong Kong
Year:  1999
100 Days with Mr Arrogant Movie Review

100 Days with Mr Arrogant

Another Sassy Girl style Korean romantic comedy starring Ha Ji-won as a schoolgirl forced by a rich guy played by Kim Jae-won to be his slave for one-hundred days Grade:  B-
Genre:  Romance
Country:  Korea
Year:  2004
Innocent Steps Movie Review

Innocent Steps

Moon Geun-young and Park Gun-hyeong star in this ballroom dance romantic comedy Grade:  B-
Genre:  Romance
Country:  Korea
Year:  2005
Jenny Juno Movie Review

Jenny Juno

Kim Ho-joon's sophomore feature is a touchy subject in Korea about a fifteen year old couple having a baby together Grade:  B-
Genre:  Romance
Country:  Korea
Year:  2005
Love So Divine Movie Review

Love So Divine

Korean romantic comedy starring Kwon Sang-woo and Ha Ji-won about a man training to be a priest when a vicious girl enters his life Grade:  B-
Genre:  Romance
Country:  Korea
Year:  2004
Taegukgi Movie Review

Taegukgi

Kang Je-gyu's big budget Korean war epic about two brothers who get drafted together Grade:  B-
Genre:  Action
Country:  Korea
Year:  2004
Windstruck Movie Review

Windstruck

Kwak Jae-yong and Jeon Ji-hyun team up again to rework their romantic comedy magic from My Sassy Girl and add Jang Hyuk to the mix Grade:  B-
Genre:  Romance
Country:  Korea
Year:  2004
Casshern Movie Review

Casshern

Live action and special effects filled adaptation of the 70's sci-fi anime about the savior of mankind in a robot dominating world Grade:  B-
Genre:  Drama
Country:  Japan
Year:  2004
Kaze Hana Movie Review

Kaze Hana

Shinji Somai's last film is a low-key road movie starring Tadanobu Asano Grade:  B-
Genre:  Drama
Country:  Japan
Year:  2000
Breaking News Movie Review

Breaking News

Johnnie To's media-focused crime film about the Hong Kong police's attempts to preserve their reputation by capturing a group of thieves locked inside an apartment building Grade:  B-
Genre:  Action
Country:  Hong Kong
Year:  2004
Musa Movie Review

Musa

Big budget historical epic about a group of Korean diplomats in China during the Ming Dynasty trying to protect a Chinese princess Grade:  B-
Genre:  Swordplay
Country:  Korea
Year:  2001
Ong Bak 2 Movie Review

Ong Bak 2

The long-awaited sequel directed by and starring Tony Jaa as a bandit warrior seeking vengeance for the death of his parents. Grade:  B-
Genre:  Action
Country:  Thailand
Year:  2008
Initial D Movie Review

Initial D

Andrew Lau and Alan Mak's highly anticipated Hong Kong summer blockbuster based on the popular Japanese manga and anime. Grade:  C+
Genre:  Drama
Country:  Hong Kong
Year:  2005
Boiling Point Movie Review

Boiling Point

Takeshi Kitano's raw sophomore work about two mild-mannered amateur baseball players getting mixed up in yakuza problems Grade:  C+
Genre:  Comedy
Country:  Japan
Year:  1990
Cutie Honey Movie Review

Cutie Honey

Hideaki Anno's kitschy live action adaptation of Go Negai's 70's anime stars Eriko Sato as Honey Grade:  C+
Genre:  Comedy
Country:  Japan
Year:  2004
Ju On The Grudge Movie Review

Ju On The Grudge

Takashi Shimizu's 2003 horror hit and first theatrical release in the Ju-On series Grade:  C+
Genre:  Horror
Country:  Japan
Year:  2003
Die Bad Movie Review

Die Bad

Ryu Seung-wan's debut feature connects four short films into a gritty story about the rough and tumble world of crime Grade:  C+
Genre:  Action
Country:  Korea
Year:  2000
Birdcage Inn Movie Review

Birdcage Inn

An early Kim Ki-duk film about a poor seaside family that employs a prostitute in their motel to support themselves Grade:  C
Genre:  Drama
Country:  Korea
Year:  1998
Zebraman Movie Review

Zebraman

Takashi Miike's spoof of the Tokusatsu genre about a man donning the costume of his favorite childhood TV hero to fight evil Grade:  C
Genre:  Comedy
Country:  Japan
Year:  2004
Sex is Zero Movie Review

Sex is Zero

Korea's answer to American Pie is a comedy about sex crazed college students and starring Ha Ji-won Grade:  C
Genre:  Comedy
Country:  Korea
Year:  2002
The Bow Movie Review

The Bow

Kim Ki-duk directs this unique melodrama about the relationship between a 60 year old man and a 16 year old girl living together on a boat. Grade:  C
Genre:  Drama
Country:  Korea
Year:  2005
Electric Dragon 80000v Movie Review

Electric Dragon 80000v

Sogo Ishii teams up with Tadanobu Asano for this fifty-five minute black and white adrenaline rush Grade:  C
Genre:  Action
Country:  Japan
Year:  2001
Izo Movie Review

Izo

Takashi Miike's commentary on violence through the tale of a time-travelling samurai out for revenge Grade:  C
Genre:  Swordplay
Country:  Japan
Year:  2004
Green Fish Movie Review

Green Fish

Lee Chang-dong's critically acclaimed piece about a soldier's return home and search for a comfortable life Grade:  C-
Genre:  Drama
Country:  Korea
Year:  1997
Lovely Rivals Movie Review

Lovely Rivals

Jang Gyu-Seong directs this student-teacher love triangle comedy Grade:  C-
Genre:  Comedy
Country:  Korea
Year:  2004
Natural City Movie Review

Natural City

Yu Ji-tae stars in this big-budget special effects wonder of Korean sci-fi that borrows from the classic Blade Runner Grade:  C-
Genre:  Action
Country:  Korea
Year:  2003
Please Teach Me English Movie Review

Please Teach Me English

Another Korean romantic-comedy, here centered around Lee Na-yeong and Jang Hyuk wading around in the rapidly growing trend of Koreans learning English Grade:  C-
Genre:  Comedy
Country:  Korea
Year:  2004
Appleseed Movie Review

Appleseed

Gorgeously animated 3D adaptation of Masamune Shirow's futuristic comic about a utopia made up of bioroids Grade:  C-
Genre:  Anime
Country:  Japan
Year:  2004
Dead or Alive Movie Review

Dead or Alive

Takashi Miike's stylish early crime pic pits Riki Takeuchi as a yakuza leader against Sho Aikawa as police detective Grade:  C-
Genre:  Action
Country:  Japan
Year:  1998
Volcano High Movie Review

Volcano High

Ridiculous action flick starring Jang Hyuk as a new student at a school where students battle each other and teachers for a powerful scroll Grade:  D+
Genre:  Action
Country:  Korea
Year:  2001
Crazy First Love Movie Review

Crazy First Love

Cha Tae-hyun and Son Ye-jin star in this romantic comedy about a boy's continual exploits to be approved by the father of his lifelong love when he realizes he must win her over as well Grade:  D+
Genre:  Romance
Country:  Korea
Year:  2003
The Duelist Movie Review

The Duelist

Lee Myeong-se directed Korean swordplay starring Ha Ji-won and Ahn Sung-kee Grade:  D+
Genre:  Swordplay
Country:  Korea
Year:  2005
Azumi 2 Movie Review

Azumi 2

Shusuke Kaneko directs this highly anticipated sequel to Azumi with Aya Ueto returning and Chiaki Kuriyama joining the cast Grade:  D+
Genre:  Swordplay
Country:  Japan
Year:  2005
Leaving Me Loving You Movie Review

Leaving Me Loving You

Wilson Yip directed romance starring Faye Wong and Leon Lai about a doctor who breaks up with his girlfriend and then has second thoughts Grade:  D+
Genre:  Romance
Country:  Hong Kong
Year:  2004
Okinawa Rendez-vous Movie Review

Okinawa Rendez-vous

Star-studded vacation crime and romance film starring Faye Wong, Leslie Cheung and Tony Leung Ka-Fai Grade:  D+
Genre:  Comedy
Country:  Hong Kong
Year:  2000
Marrying High School Girl Movie Review

Marrying High School Girl

A romantic comedy by first time director Oh Deok-hwan about a cursed girl who will die unless she marries her fated husband by the time she turns 16 Grade:  D
Genre:  Comedy
Country:  Korea
Year:  2004
Battle Royale 2 Movie Review

Battle Royale 2

The dismal sequel to Battle Royale follows the exploits of the next Battle Royale program and the government's reworking to pit the children against a terrorist group Grade:  D
Genre:  Action
Country:  Japan
Year:  2003
Drugstore Girl Movie Review

Drugstore Girl

Comedy written by Ping Pong writer Kankuro Kudo starring as a girl who enters the lives of five old male residents in a small town Grade:  D
Genre:  Comedy
Country:  Japan
Year:  2004
Real Fiction Movie Review

Real Fiction

Kim Ki-duk's experimental tale of revenge completely shot in a little over three hours Grade:  D-
Genre:  Drama
Country:  Korea
Year:  2000
Protege de la Rose Noire Movie Review

Protege de la Rose Noire

Donnie Yen directs this nonsense Twins film about the two girls succeeding the legendary crimefighting hero, Black Rose Grade:  F
Genre:  Comedy
Country:  Hong Kong
Year:  2004
Anna in Kungfu-land Movie Review

Anna in Kungfu-land

Raymond Yip romantic comedy about a martial arts tournament and a Miriam Yeung-Ekin Cheng-Denise Ho love triangle Grade:  F
Genre:  Comedy
Country:  Hong Kong
Year:  2003