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.
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.