Asia Pacific reviews


About Love

'About Love': Sheffield Review

This absorbing family portrait from a young Bombay director took the New Talent award at Sheffield

Hearts And Bones

'Hearts And Bones': Sydney Review

A photographer and a refugee grapple with the trauma of a shared war


‘Bellbird’: Sydney Review

A tender, amusing reflection on life and loss in a small New Zealand dairy farm

The Wonderland

'The Wonderland': Annecy Review

Keiichi Hara follows up ‘Miss Hokusai’ with a complex coming-of-age adventure story

'Palm Beach'

'Palm Beach': Sydney Review

A group of life-long friends reunite for a weekend of stories and secrets

Godzilla King Of The Monsters

'Godzilla King Of The Monsters': Review

The Monsterverse is back with a roar

The Halt

'The Halt': Cannes Review

Lav Diaz delivers a dystopian future set in Manila

'Summer Of Changsha'

'Summer Of Changsha': Cannes Review

A hot summer, if not a film


'Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains': Cannes Review

Critics Week closes with the first of a planned trilogy from debut director Gu Xiaogang


'Parasite': Cannes Review

A twist-laden black comedy in ‘home invasion’ mode from Bong Joon Ho

'Nina Wu'

'Nina Wu': Cannes Review

A #Metoo moment from Taiwan’s Midi Zi, with actoress/writer Wu Ke-Xi drawing heavily on personal experiences

'To Live To Sing'

'To Live To Sing': Cannes Review

Johnny Ma’s colourful film is centred around a Chengdu Opera troupe on the verge of collapse

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'Family Romance LLC': Cannes Review

’Constructed reality’ feature from Werner Herzog follows a Japanese company which sells fake friends and family members

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'First Love': Cannes Review

This riotously entertaining bloodbath from Takashi Miike might be his most commercial film in a while

Our Time Machine

'Our Time Machine': Tribeca Review

An uplifting celebration of the love between a son and his father, both theatre directors, as the latter declines in health


'Two/One': Tribeca Review

Two strangers in Canada and Shanghai may be connected in this enigmatic drama

Leftover Women

'Leftover Women': Tribeca Review

Three unmarried career women struggle with outdated social mores in China


'Mystify: Michael Hutchence': Tribeca Review

Stand-out documentary about the life of the late INXS frontman seems destined for wider release


'Aamis' ('Ravening'): Tribeca Review

A provocative, transgressive love story starring Lima Das

Lost In Love

'Lost In Love': Review

A woeful romance set between Paris and Beijing