Helmed with musty solemnity by Wong Jing, this expensively furnished production unfolds scene after scene of slow-burning chamber drama, punctuated by potent but never jaw-dropping action.
Heads won't roll in "The Guillotines," an ineptly executed period actioner in which the decapitating blades are hardly ever unsheathed or shown in all their grisly 3D glory.
Taking more than a dozen credits, including helmer-scribe, Jackie Chan emerges a Jackie-of-all-trades and master of none in his 101th film, "CZ12."
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.