A cannily assembled, smoothly made chunk of political filmmaking.
Chinese military blockbuster "Assembly" and British period drama "Atonement" scooped most of the top awards at the 11th Pyongyang Intl. Film Festival, which closed Friday.
Three blood brothers find their oath tested by battle and personal rivalry in "The Warlords," a meaty drama of friendship, ambition and betrayal set during a bloody civil war in 19th-century China.
An Asian big-budgeter in which the characters don't get lost among the production design and special effects, costume action-drama "A Battle of Wits" more than lives up to its title.
After a diversion into more mainstream psychological drama with "Tell Me Your Secret" -- shamefully ignored by most Western fests -- Mainland Chinese director Huang Jianxin returns to the realm of…