Slow to heat up yet quick to burn out, police procedural-thriller “Cold War 2” dramatizes internal strife and conspiracy among Hong Kong’s police force and ruling elite, adding some new twists in a…
“A stew needs time for the flavors to sink in; so do people,” observes the sage matriarch of “After the Storm.” The same could be said for Hirokazu Kore-eda’s filmmaking, which keeps the melancholy…
There’s nothing scarier than not knowing what you should be scared of. “The Wailing” erupts with a string of gruesome deaths in an insular village, but the investigation unleashes a greater terror…
After recreating the 2001 Dos Palmas kidnapping incident by Islamic separatists in “Captive” (2012), Filipo auteur Brillante Mendoza’s “Ma’ Rosa” is an equally political hostage drama in which…
"Harmonium" is a quietly combustible tale of punishment and crime set in motion when a family lets a mysterious man move in with them.
Boasting more tangled plots and bodies than an octopus has tentacles, South Korean auteur Park Chan-wook's "The Handmaiden" is a bodice-ripper about a pickpocket who poses as a maid to swindle a…
Following a motley crew on a bumpy ride from Seoul to Busan to escape a zombie outbreak, helmer-scribe Yeon Sang-ho's action-horror railroad movie "Train to Busan" pulses with relentless locomotive…
Taking a leaf from "84, Charing Cross Road," Xue Xiaolu's "The Book of Love" centers on a Macau casino hostess and L.A. realtor who fall in love on paper rather than in the flesh.
In "Inside Men," a smashing political revenge thriller with more double-crossings than "Infernal Affairs," a prosecutor allies himself with a gangster to topple a corrupt cabal.
A father and son bond through brawling and wear their hearts, as well as bad hair days, on their sleeves.
Political assassination. Self-immolation. Cultural annihilation. Children working as secret police. These are just some of the horrors five young helmers envisage for Hong Kong a decade down the line.