Yi Deok-hye, the last royal member of Korea’s Joseon Dynasty, spent her whole life in captivity and exile, an archetypal damsel-in-distress with no fairy-tale ending. “The Last Princess,” directed by…
With echoes of classic Westerns and old-school Hong Kong kung-fu films, this period samurai action film boasts sinewy martial arts.
A slow-simmering, Western-style action drama of blood feud, misfired machismo, and spiritual quest spread across Tibet's rolling steppes and scorching deserts.
This Netflix Original Series adaptation of Japanese comedian Naoki Matayoshi's Akutagawa Prize-winning novel is made with an exquisitely cinematic eye.
Set almost entirely inside a hospital, where a neurosurgeon, a criminal patient and a police inspector are forced into a deadly stand-off, Hong Kong auteur Johnnie To’s action-thriller "Three" is…
Slow to heat up yet quick to burn out, police procedural-thriller “Cold War 2” dramatizes internal strife and conspiracy among Hong Kong’s police force and ruling elite, adding some new twists in a…
“A stew needs time for the flavors to sink in; so do people,” observes the sage matriarch of “After the Storm.” The same could be said for Hirokazu Kore-eda’s filmmaking, which keeps the melancholy…
There’s nothing scarier than not knowing what you should be scared of. “The Wailing” erupts with a string of gruesome deaths in an insular village, but the investigation unleashes a greater terror…
After recreating the 2001 Dos Palmas kidnapping incident by Islamic separatists in “Captive” (2012), Filipo auteur Brillante Mendoza’s “Ma’ Rosa” is an equally political hostage drama in which…
"Harmonium" is a quietly combustible tale of punishment and crime set in motion when a family lets a mysterious man move in with them.
Boasting more tangled plots and bodies than an octopus has tentacles, South Korean auteur Park Chan-wook's "The Handmaiden" is a bodice-ripper about a pickpocket who poses as a maid to swindle a…