A comic vignette on Singaporean Valley Girls peppered with the garrulous wit of Eric Rohmer's 'Six Moral Tales.'
Matt Damon doesn't save China in this capably directed but generic fantasy spectacle extolling Chinese culture and military excellence.
Ace screenwriter Kankuro Kudo help make cult genre master Takashi Miike's glossy return to his V-Cinema roots easy-to-follow.
Clearly influenced by the Fukushima nuclear meltdown in March 2011, South Korean disaster blockbuster “Pandora” is the film no mainstream Japanese director dares to make. Imagining, with harrowing…
An in-your-face expression of Japanese anger over American military presence on their own soil.
The power of the photographic image and the woeful legacy of colonialism intersect in eerie ways in the stylishly shot supernatural thriller “Interchange.” A police murder procedural that segues into…
An engaging documentary on Filippina overseas workers' self-empowerment through beauty pageants.
Who says money can’t buy health or happiness? According to “The Donor,” there’s a price tag for everything. But seller beware if the buyer returns the goods. Through the harrowing story of a man who…
An old farmer has difficulty giving up his bull for sacrifice in “Knife in the Clear Water,” a somber elegy richly lensed like a rotating gallery of oil paintings. While news related to Muslim ethnic…
It is not just size but the element of surprise that makes the Busan Intl. Film Festival (BIFF) a Mecca for film buffs. A festival whose reputation is founded on discovering and nurturing new…
A Chinese-Korean coping with a paralyzed father forms a flirtatious quintet alongside her epileptic landlord, a bipolar North Korean defector, a small-time gangster, and a lesbian tomboy in “A Quiet…