The economic, cultural and environmental problems facing a country heavily dependent on tourism are probed in "Jamaica for Sale."
Music mends the troubled souls of an abused child and a reclusive violin player in the uplifting "Boses." Filipina helmer Ellen Ongkeko-Marfil's second feature is a sensitively handled plea for the…
The first-ever feature from the Marshall Islands, "Morning Comes So Soon" overcomes technical shortcomings and unrefined non-pro perfs with strong storytelling and an incisive look at youth issues in…
"Cape No. 7" by Taiwan helmer Wei Te-sheng, has won the Halekulani Golden Orchid for best narrative feature at the 27th Louis Vuitton Hawaii Intl. Film Festival awards.
Bumpy but never dull, the Indonesian psychodrama "Fiksi" spins an intriguing web around a lonely rich girl's obsession with a handsome writer.
Morbidly fascinating before sinking into grotesquerie of the most confrontational kind, "Exhausted" charts the supremely depressing relationship of a pimp and a prostitute in a bleak industrial…
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."