Predicting an eclipse can be a dangerous business in "Tenchi: The Samurai Astronomer," a 17th-century costumer about the man who rectified Japan's 800-year-old calendar.
Casting Cantopop queen Joey Yung as a Cantopop queen bemoaning the inconvenience of fame, "Diva" puts its protag on a pedestal and leaves her standing lifeless as marble.
"McDull: The Pork of Music" uses a kindergarten choir's misadventures to deliver a kooky ode to the soul-stirring (and bowel-moving) power of music.
Based on a string of unsolved homicides in South Korea that inspired Bong Joon-ho's "Memories of Murder," "Confession of Murder" boasts the catchy concept of a serial killer giving himself a…
Drawing mordant parallels between professional hitmen and cutthroat business execs, "A Company Man" gamely reimagines contract killing in the world of corporate culture.
A fascinating historical anecdote about a Taoist priest's mission to halt Genghis Khan's conquests is recounted in ponderous textbook fashion in mainland Chinese helmer Wang Ping's "An End to…
Tiger parents might rethink their child-rearing techniques after watching "Pluto," a bloodcurdling juvenile crime-thriller in which students are happy to cheat, rape and kill for grades.
A Bangladeshi-German folk tale about the clashes between religion and technology, "Television" invokes the playful, philosophical allegories of Iranian cinema by way of 1999's Bhutanese spiritual…
A well-crafted Joseon Dynasty palace saga in which a royal consort is thrown into a merciless game of thrones, "The Concubine" seduces by way of a slow but ultimately gratifying plot reversal.
"Odayaka" means "calm and tranquil" in Japanese, but this ironically titled drama, exposing controversial reactions to the Fukushima nuclear fallout, is anything but.