A celestial tea server descends to Okinawa, slurps ramen, becomes a celebrity and fights predestination with riotous gusto in the fantasy romance "Chasuke's Journey."
Despite its magnificent natural vistas and some pulse-pounding action in stunning 3D, "Wolf Totem" boils down to a familiar environmentalist allegory that doesn't move or provoke too deeply.
Taisuke Kawamura's dramedy depicting a jellyfish nut's friendship with a cross-dressing fashionista and her bumpy romance with a cherry-boy politician is cutesy, escapist fun.
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Drawing a familiar arc of high schoolers falling hard in love then drifting apart in college, mainland helmer Zhang Yibai comes up short evoking anything vibrant, sensuous or heart-tugging.
Jiang Wen's fifth film is a saucy picaresque through a world of grifters, raconteurs and dreamers.
Tsui Hark's remake of "The Taking of Tiger Mountain" transforms a Chinese Communist propaganda classic into a barnstorming period actioner.
The third and presumably final installment of the Liam Neeson action franchise is a mind-numbing, crash-bang misfire.
A helming debut that crackles with deadpan humor, feisty perfs, rich provincial color, even food for thought.
The first of a two-part disaster epic depicting a 1949 shipwreck that's been nicknamed "the Chinese Titanic."
Who'd have thought that a documentary about scavenging would serve up so much food porn?
Two radically different women fending for themselves in a remote seaside town discover that no man is an island in "The Furthest End Awaits."