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…
As forceful as a kick in the jaw, "God's Neighbors" reps a sharp rebuke of bigotry and male aggression perpetrated under the banner of religious orthodoxy.
A plaintive ballad about a hearing-impaired teenager trying to find her place in a fractured family.
Everything or nothing can be read into Apichatpong Weerasethakul's docu-fiction, which plays like a bonus track to "Uncle Boomee Who Can Recall His Past Lives."
An offbeat and endearingly parochial loser comedy, this Nipponese manga adaptation is a soul sister to Nobuhiro Yamashita's deadpan slacker films.
Food, sex and intellectual property make strange bedfellows in "My Secret Partner," an erotic comedy in which a budding screenwriter and sous-chef provide carnal and creative stimuli for their…
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."