No amount of nipping and tucking can save this screenplay from its tonal inconsistencies and mixed messages.
After various satirical dramedies, Yuya Ishii demonstrates a new gravitas and compassion in this spare, powerful drama.
This sharp satire offers an unflattering portrait of undereducated, low-income Japanese twentysomethings.
Staggering aerial combat footage and a wrenching human story distinguish this otherwise politically confused drama about kamikaze pilots.
Park Je-hyun's anything-goes comic actioner is pure silliness marbled with occasional entertaining moments.
This bigscreen version of Hiromu Arakawa's bestselling manga is a smooth if unadventurous youth pic.
Isao Takahata's retelling of the oldest recorded Japanese narrative is a visionary tour de force.
Masatoshi Nagase gives a masterful performance as a baseball coach in this lengthy but big-hearted 1930s sports saga.
Jackie Chan makes a dull departure from his former kickass shenanigans in this rickety action-drama.
A charmless, leaden live-action adaptation of the story that inspired Hayao Miyazaki's enchanting 1989 anime.
Wong Jing knows what his fans want and gives them no less in this boisterous mix of goofy humor and kinetic action.
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