A sumptuously realized war epic about Romans getting embroiled in Chinese military and architectural shenanigans on the Silk Road, “Dragon Blade” plays as recklessly with classical history as “300”…
A 3D fantasy adventure about a demon slayer who becomes smitten with, erm, a demon, “Snow Girl and the Dark Crystal” comes up with a splashy, game-influenced visual look new to this popular Chinese…
Death and dipsomania get equally lifeless treatment in Taiwanese auteur Chang Tso-chi's muddled gay drama.
In China, youths reportedly sell their kidneys to buy iPads; in Saigon, listless lads turn to sterilization to pay for mobiles, cameras or electric guitars.
A less hard-hitting follow-up to “Nuclear Nation” (2012), Atsushi Funahashi’s latest documentary dwells in the stasis of its dispossessed subjects — residents of Futaba, where the Fukushima meltdown…
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.
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.
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