Japanese director Shunji Iwai rudely tears up the phony promise of marriage and bourgeois life in "A Bride for Rip Van Winkle," a cruel yet riveting tale of a young wife's inexorable fall from grace.
"Have you got a mouthful?" The dish in question is deep-fried fish sperm, which Rene Redzepi — owner of one of the world's top restaurants, Noma — is ordering his apprentices to taste.
Not since "Bad Boy Bubby" has plastic wrap been put to such scary use on screen as it is in "Creepy," Kiyoshi Kurosawa's nail-biting thriller dominated by a psychopath who exerts a malevolent hold on…
E J-yong embarks on a rewarding journey into the lives of older prostitutes in Korea.
In China, life is cheap but compassion is expensive — a message that "Old Stone" delivers with caustic power through a taxi driver's misfortunes, following his refusal to follow custom and do a…
An ode to the Yangtze River, hailed as the cradle of Chinese civilization, "Crosscurrent" builds an entire 116-minute docu-fiction around an abstract metaphor that doesn't hold water.
For a psychothriller on sexual obsession and voyeurism, "While the Women Are Sleeping" comes off as glacial and antiseptic, like "Rear Window" without murder, or "Lolita" without violation.
“A radiation vacation” — as the protagonist who survived 3/11 calls her brief encounter with a German volunteer — sums up the gallows humor of Doris Doerrie’s post-disaster traumedy, shot right in…
A Chinese fish story that enchants and delights.
A string of moronic gags barely held together by cheapskate production values.
Perhaps the most acute and uncompromisingly grim murder mystery to come out of China in years, "What's in the Darkness" exposes the putrid minds lurking in a sexually and politically repressed…