艋舺 3.5 / 5
Monga is a touching coming-of-age story about male friendship and the negative influences of the ruthless and violent gangsters’ world. The movie features a charming cast and a beautifully crafted setting. Still, the film is slightly diffuse and the first half drags. Worth seeing!
白色恐懼 3.5 / 5
The White Ribbon is a well acted black-and-white movie about some mysteries in a
German town. Throughout the whole movie, you should pay meticulous attention to details
and may be intrigued to figure out who committed all the crimes. However, Michael Haneke, as usual, has not visually shown the audience everything. After watching the film, the audience is required to THINK in order to figure out what actually happened. A second viewing may be necessary. Some members of the mainstream audience may find this long and slow-paced movie with symbolic reference to the birth of terrorism boring.
Reference (Spoiler Warning): Who actually committed the crimes? http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1149362/board/thread/149057311?p=2
宮廷眷戀 – 維多利亞與阿爾拔親王 4 / 5
The Young Victoria, albeit predictable, is a romantic and elegant biopic with a beautifully built set, dazzling costumes and, most important of all, excellent performances which elevate the film from just another yawn-inducing costume drama. What a surprise!
歲月神偷 4 / 5
Echoes of the Rainbow is a moving and nostalgic Hong Kong film with a very pleasing cast, positive messages, moody old songs and dreamy images. The movie reminds the audience of showing dogged perseverance in the face of difficulty and great concern for the people around us. Most middle-aged Hong Kong people will relate to the characters and shedding tears seems inevitable. Despite this, the film is not flawless. Although most relationships in the film are nicely developed, the one between the elder son and the girl is neither substantial nor convincing and therefore the last 15 minutes of the film become less engaging. Secondly,
the trip to Beijing sounds unnecessary and the set there is not delicately built and so it is not convincing. Although the story is predictable and clichéd, I still recommend this movie to you, through which we can reminisce about the bitter-sweet past of Hong Kong, our beloved home.
狐狸先生無得頂 4 / 5
This stop-motion animated flick is a very funny and fast paced visual feast. The film also shows Mr. Fox’s wild animal instincts and points out that every one has his or her talents.
不赦島 3.5 / 5
Despite the suspense well created, fine acting and gripping images, I agree with Film Critic Adam Woodward that the problem arrives in the film’s hurried final act, where a steady narrative gives way to a twist that, whilst believable, insults the audience’s comprehension of everything that has come before.