Memoirs Of A Geisha (2006)
"A decent and beautiful film crippled by bad casting and non-native speakers forced to use English."
Lady Vengeance (2005)
"The latest film from Park Chan-wook is the final part of his revenge trilogy and is another cracking film, though less about the vengeance and more about the Jeunet."
A Bittersweet Life (2005)
"A promising revenge thriller ruined by misplaced comedy"
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
"The best film of 2005 is almost certainly The Constant Gardner
, but for a film just as good, in a far different and less serious way, check out Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Left For Dead : UK Action Film
"Can a British crew make an action film with Hong Kong sensibilities? Watch Left for Dead and you'll see."
"Perseverence does pay off, as Jet Li finally makes a decent Hollywood film. In fact, so good it's up there with the mighty Fist Of Legend
The Interpreter (2005)
"A decent thriller, featuring excellent performances from Nicole Kidman and Sean Penn, but let down by a lacklustre ending."
The Algebraist - Iain M Banks
"Iain M Banks - just not as we know him"
"Excellent time travel debut from American auteur."
The Purifiers (2004)
"A low-budget Scottish kung fu film, with boring fights, bad acting and a fight in the dark involving blue glowsticks."
"Wong Kar Wai's follow up to In The Mood For Love
isn't quite as accomplished, but still cements his reputation as the master of conveying mood and emotion via celluloid"
House of Flying Daggers (2004)
"Yimou's second wuxia
epic is a disappointing tragedy dressed up as unintentional farce."
Series 7: The Contenders (2001)
"A violent and hilarious satire on reality TV. Not be confused with The Running Man."
"Chan-wook Park's ultraviolent revenge tale shits all over Kill Bill
from a great height."
"Zhang Yimou moves from arthouse to martial arts with a gorgeous film about the making of China"
"Bloody but surprisingly dull Japanese zombie flick."
"A mind-blowing SF visual feast"
My Sassy Girl (2001)
"The best romantic comedy since Amelie
"Guillermo Del Toro's adaptation of Mike Mignola's anti-hero is decent but could have done with a bigger budget and more interesting action."