These ninety-five minutes should appeal to precisely the same public that happily spends half the Sabbath reading the Sunday Times.
Ho Yuhang's action thriller does for half-century Hong Kong screen veteran Kara Wai roughly what Tarantino did for Pam Grier in "Jackie Brown."
This "real-life Rocky" is less in line with the "classic" 1976 triumphant underdog than the 2006 "Rocky Balboa" edition who's struggling, aging, and beset by personal problems.
As another in-joke whose punchline probably wouldn't be that funny even if there was one, it's unlikely to expand the director's small coterie of admirers.
Shares the same meditative, episodic, visually seductive appeal as its predecessor—albeit spread out on a somewhat wider globe-trotting canvas this time.
This tale of a shy teen loner using his newfound rebellious side to refigure peer and parental relationships occupies familiar but pleasing seriocomic Amerindie terrain.
"The Void" plays its tale of one hectic night's bloody peril at a rural hospital relatively straight, which is not to say there's anything straightforward about the story these Canadians have cooked…
Movies of this stripe are bound to frustrate those anticipating conventional fantasy thrills, while hopefully providing the more abstract rewards of a speculative mood piece.
This low-key thriller is likely to reward more discriminating horror fans—while triggering the usual "Borrrrrrring" whines from others—for its emphasis on character and mystery over action…
Not everyone will enjoy this slide down a narrative garbage chute lined with thorns, but those with a taste for midnight-movie outrageousness will cotton to its bad-taste absurdism.
This grotesque stranger-than-fiction tale will duly keep any viewer with an ambulance-chasing bone in their body somewhat guiltily riveted.
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