Widely admired for being a deceptively simple auteur, Hong Sang-soo achieves something genuinely simple for a change with "Nobody's Daughter Haewon," and not in an unpleasant way.
Guaranteed to vex Ozu devotees and bore mainstream auds, "Tokyo Family" is a bland and indigestible 146-minute "homage" to "Tokyo Story."
A road movie/coming-of-ager that's so wondrously quirky and simpatico with its subjects, it'll hold auds' hearts captive long after its magical end.
Taiwanese-American helmer-scribe Arvin Chen's sophomore feature veers slightly from the fluffy, fanciful charm of his debut, "Au revoir Taipei," in favor of deeper character studies and more…
To call "Something in the Way" masturbatory would be a literal plot description, though it applies equally to helmer-scribe Teddy Soeriaatmadja's affected portrayal of a Jakarta taxi driver screwed…
Inviting one to marvel at state-of-the-art architecture and then revel in seeing it spectacularly combust, South Korean disaster movie "The Tower" is an impeccable, no-expense-spared f/x exercise…
Re-creating a 1948 massacre of civilians by the South Korean army on that nation's Jeju Island, "Jiseul" uses disconnected images in pristine monochrome to tell a story that's as hazy and haunting as…
Venturing into fresh creative terrain without relinquishing his familiar themes and stylistic flourishes, Hong Kong auteur Wong Kar Wai exceeds expectations with "The Grandmaster," fashioning a 1930s…
Scoring more than $160 million in three weeks to become China's highest-grossing domestic film ever, "Lost in Thailand" is a boisterous, joyously hokey comedy that connects with auds through its…
Helmed with musty solemnity by Wong Jing, this expensively furnished production unfolds scene after scene of slow-burning chamber drama, punctuated by potent but never jaw-dropping action.
Heads won't roll in "The Guillotines," an ineptly executed period actioner in which the decapitating blades are hardly ever unsheathed or shown in all their grisly 3D glory.