The Chronicles of Evil
The Chronicles of Evil (Hangul: 악의 연대기) is a 2015 South Korean thriller film written and directed by Beak Woon-hak, starring Son Hyun-joo, Ma Dong-seok, Choi Daniel and Park Seo-joon.
A decorated detective involved in a taxi driver’s death realizes he is caught in a trap and must untangle past mistakes to figure out why he was targeted in the first place. (IMDB)
This movie starts promising, and is full of suspense up to the (surprising) end. However, the quite unbelievable ending spoils this movie a bit.
Southpaw is a 2015 sports drama film directed by Antoine Fuqua, written by Kurt Sutter, and starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Forest Whitaker, and Rachel McAdams.
Boxer Billy Hope turns to trainer Tick Wills to help him get his life back on track after losing his wife in a tragic accident and his daughter to child protection services. (IMDB)
I don’t care for sports dramas, but I watch every movie Jake Gyllenhaal is in. After the sudden death of Billy’s wife the story becomes extremely predictable, but Jake Gyllenhaal kept me (and will keep you) watching.
Inside Out is a 2015 American computer-animated comedy-drama adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures.
After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions – Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness – conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school. (IMDB)
This movie was highly acclaimed by critics and it was surely funny and all, but it will not sink into my long term memory.
(It’s) Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong
Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong is a romantic comedy directed by Emily Ting, starring Jamie Chung and Bryan Greenberg.
An attraction forms when a Chinese American girl visiting Hong Kong for the first time meets an American expat who shows her the way, but timing may not quite be on their side. A walk and talk romance set in the beautiful city of Hong Kong, the film asks the question – what happens when you meet the right person at the wrong time? (IMDB)
To me, this movie was the most pleasant surprise. It’s refreshingly clever and charming, without being kitschy or sentimental. Returning from Hong Kong certainly helped me choose this movie, but you can watch it just NOW in selected cinemas and on VOD.