Tracing a Taoist priest’s foray from his hermit-like existence into the secular world, Chen Kaige’s “Monk Comes Down the Mountain” is an uncharacteristically lightweight martial-arts caper with a…
“This is like a film that’s started shooting before the script’s finished,” exclaims one protagonist in “Hollywood Adventures.” He pretty much sums up this scattergun action-comedy helmed by Timothy…
A bittersweet drama depicting young migrants' dreams of stardom inside China's so-called Hollywood of the East.
Nobuhiko Obayashi's profound if overly involved "Seven Weeks" addresses Japan's wartime responsibility and her present nuclear crisis with poetic whimsy.
Momoko Ando's delightful sophomore feature captures the experience of growing old with as much endearing eccentricity as her subjects
Takashi Miike's vampire-gangster action-comedy reps a lazily-executed dud.
An anguished cry against vicious class inequality and ingrained female abuse in South Korean society.
“Taklub,” Filipino auteur Brillante Mendoza’s portrait of three surviving families a year after Typhoon Yolanda ripped through the city of Tacloban, is more concerned with their emotional devastation…
The workplace is scarier than any haunted house in "Office," a South Korean psychothriller that's razor-sharp as a satire on petty politics in the corporate world, but becomes sledgehammer-blunt when…
A piano teacher goes on a second honeymoon of sorts with her missing husband when he returns as a ghost in "Journey to the Shore," Kiyoshi Kurosawa's competent return to human drama in the vein of…
A stylish film noir that owes its mood of slow-burning heartbreak to the masterful performance of female lead Jeon Do-yeon.