Diary is a skillful, beautiful and impressive little mindfuck thriller. With a very limited cast and one single location Oxide Pang still manages to go all-out and deliver his best film to date.
Bangkok Dangerous is a film that's surviving the test of time surprisingly well.
The good stuff
The Storm Warriors is definitely not a masterpiece, but taking it at face value, it's an almost perfect piece of entertainment featuring some stunning art direction.
Like I said before, Sleepwalker is a pretty simple film. Everything is neatly revealed and tied up at the end, the plot doesn't contain any real big twists and runs smoothly from start to finish.
The Detective 2 is a very solid sequel, somewhat different in tone and execution as the first film, but that's not really a bad thing.
A pretty low profile film that is sure not to reach the West any time soon, but fans of the Pang brothers should do well to seek it out anyway.
Oxide Pang succeeds again in making a visual masterpiece, although less experimental and in your face as his other films.
In the end, Som and Bank is another very solid entry in the oeuvre of Oxide Pang and will have a hard time failing fans of the original Bangkok Dangerous.