A fact-based portrait of a Hong Kong headmistress who moved mountains to run a kindergarten for her five underprivileged pupils, “Little Big Master” has a humongous heart. So true is helmer Adrian…
China’s widespread child-abduction problem is the compelling starting point for “Lost and Love,” a road movie that offers lyrical observations of the country’s rural and grassroots landscape…
Interweaving two love stories set in Prague, one in the ’40s and one in the present, “Somewhere Only We Know” drowns in the unbearable triteness of cinematic tourism, while indulging the latest…
Milking his cash cow until its udders shrivel, Hong Kong king of kitsch Wong Jing delivers a hatchet job with “From Vegas to Macau II,” a casino caper that fails to re-create the dynamic action and…
A sumptuously realized war epic about Romans getting embroiled in Chinese military and architectural shenanigans on the Silk Road, “Dragon Blade” plays as recklessly with classical history as “300”…
A 3D fantasy adventure about a demon slayer who becomes smitten with, erm, a demon, “Snow Girl and the Dark Crystal” comes up with a splashy, game-influenced visual look new to this popular Chinese…
Death and dipsomania get equally lifeless treatment in Taiwanese auteur Chang Tso-chi's muddled gay drama.
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.