Sexual sparks shimmer throughout "The Egoists," a low-key but stirring lovers-on-the-run yarn that reps Nipponese helmer Ryuichi Hiroki's return to the sensual, soul-baring explorations of narcissism…
For decades a staple of Nipponese straight-to-video "V-cinema," biker-gang subculture gets a galvanizing bigscreen treatment in helmer Kazuyoshi Kumakiri "Blazing Famiglia."
Largely set in 1980s Busan, "Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Time" is a rags-to-rogues crimer whose finely chiseled portraits of greed, self-preservation and depravity are buttressed by powerhouse…
"The Soul of Bread" adds little to the stale maxim that anything tastes good when it's made with love.
A brainteaser about the uncanny connections between a burglar and the baseball player he fanatically cheers, "Potechi" is as mathematical and diverting as a Rubik's cube.
In the mildly amusing Nipponese comedy "Robo-G," high-tech robotics faces its low-tech nemesis in the form of an old curmudgeon who becomes a national hit by posing as an automaton.
Dignity is demolished and pipe dreams are dashed in "Roadside Fugitive," a redundant third installment in Yu Irie's "8000 Miles" series.
Beautifully shot, broodingly scored and spunkily edited, "Young Dudes" is so hip it hurts, yet so woefully meaningless.
The jokes are less smutty and the couple more jaded in "Love in the Buff," a refreshingly authentic romantic comedy about the tradeoffs people must make in their relationships, careers and lifestyles.
Gut-wrenching violence, classical music, daddy issues and Lolita complexes are grist for director Roy Chow Hin Yeung's grisly mill in "Nightfall," a Hong Kong thriller with a strong noirish flavor…