Like a latte with caramel on top and coffee residue at the bottom, "First Time" starts off as a treacly teen daydream and changes course halfway through to deconstruct its own romantic myth.
Wu Ershan's supernatural costumer combines technical razzle-dazzle with a competently told yarn that allows its stars to shine.
A cheery hoot that pokes fun at showbiz pomposity even as it affirms its protag's impervious optimism.
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The love child of Bollywood and Hollywood, "Gangs of Wasseypur" is a brilliant collage of genres, by turns pulverizing and poetic in its depiction of violence.
An adaptation of Choderlos de Laclos' 1782 novel transposed to 1930s Shanghai, "Dangerous Liaisons" plays it safe, evoking old-school Hollywood romances without new stylistic variations.
The film reps an attempt to understand the ultra-nationalist ideology that prompted novelist Yukio Mishima's failed coup and subsequent seppuku in 1970.
Like a taxidermist, Takashi Miike removes the sinew and heart of the star-crossed amour between a good rich girl and a poor bad boy, only to stuff it with glossily macabre artifice, in "For Love's…
A trite and tangled potboiler that, despite its polemical pretensions, is just a glorified Korean domestic drama with classier couture and shapelier champagne flutes.
Beguilingly simple, relaxed in its mastery and enhanced by Isabelle Huppert's impeccable poise, helmer-writer Hong Sang-soo's ambivalently titled "In Another Country" plays like the flipside of his…