A minor work by productive arthouse helmer Raoul Ruiz (it's his 17th feature in the past 10 years), "Nucingen House" is a hokey haunted-house yarn with some idiosyncratic pleasures for the faithful.
A scholarly yet broadly accessible illustrated lecture by British auteur Peter Greenaway, "Rembrandt's J'Accuse" is an enthralling docudrama that examines the Dutch master's most famous painting…
The switch for kitschy visuals and florid melodrama is flicked to 11 in "12 Lotus," a musical extravaganza charting the ups and downs of a singer done wrong by just about everyone.
A husband long thought dead returns to his remarried wife in "Breathing in Mud," a well-scripted urban meller by busy Malaysian helmer James Lee.
In a radical shift from the artsy DV fare he's best known for, prolific Malaysian multihyphenate James Lee ("Room to Let," "Waiting for Love") shows an aptitude for mainstream horror with "Histeria."