In China, youths reportedly sell their kidneys to buy iPads; in Saigon, listless lads turn to sterilization to pay for mobiles, cameras or electric guitars.
A less hard-hitting follow-up to “Nuclear Nation” (2012), Atsushi Funahashi’s latest documentary dwells in the stasis of its dispossessed subjects — residents of Futaba, where the Fukushima meltdown…
A celestial tea server descends to Okinawa, slurps ramen, becomes a celebrity and fights predestination with riotous gusto in the fantasy romance "Chasuke's Journey."
Despite its magnificent natural vistas and some pulse-pounding action in stunning 3D, "Wolf Totem" boils down to a familiar environmentalist allegory that doesn't move or provoke too deeply.
Taisuke Kawamura's dramedy depicting a jellyfish nut's friendship with a cross-dressing fashionista and her bumpy romance with a cherry-boy politician is cutesy, escapist fun.
Drawing a familiar arc of high schoolers falling hard in love then drifting apart in college, mainland helmer Zhang Yibai comes up short evoking anything vibrant, sensuous or heart-tugging.
Jiang Wen's fifth film is a saucy picaresque through a world of grifters, raconteurs and dreamers.
Tsui Hark's remake of "The Taking of Tiger Mountain" transforms a Chinese Communist propaganda classic into a barnstorming period actioner.
The third and presumably final installment of the Liam Neeson action franchise is a mind-numbing, crash-bang misfire.
A helming debut that crackles with deadpan humor, feisty perfs, rich provincial color, even food for thought.
The first of a two-part disaster epic depicting a 1949 shipwreck that's been nicknamed "the Chinese Titanic."