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.
Not enough happens in front of the camera to make "Behind the Camera" equal in charm or irony to E J-yong's well-received 2009 mockumentary "The Actresses."