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."
A commendable addition to the crop of DV features about tough life in Manila, "Drumbeat" sensitively observes a 14-year-old boy whose dream of buying a drum kit is corrupted by his brother's slide…
Highlighting a problem that's far too common in Vietnam and many other countries, "The Little Heart" is an affecting meller about an innocent girl from the sticks who's tricked into sexual slavery in…
Biopic offers could be waved at Kiran Bedi following "Yes Madam, Sir," an enthralling chronicle of her brilliant, tempestuous career as India's first elite policewoman.
Centered on the fractious relationship of a boozy father and the son he hasn't seen for a decade, "Ten Empty" is a bleak encounter with emotionally dysfunctional suburban Aussie males.