Lu Chuan's epic demands rigorous attention from anyone unfamiliar with Chinese history, making expansion beyond fest and arthouse venues unlikely.
The Last Supper
Marking its final push into theaters, Sony-MGM's "Skyfall" launched in China on Monday, at a record-setting 8,079 screens, for a boffo $5.1 million opening-day gross. Pic has now tallied more than…
As the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination approaches, the mystery surrounding the murder has inspired another indie movie, as Tommy Alastra and Joe Mundo of 13th Sign…
An infectiously winning example of the "Buena Vista Social Club"-style docu, involving a fading musical form and a group of older men who are its last practitioners.
The flight of Albanians to Italy two decades ago is the subject of Rolando Sejko's "Anija. The Ship," a docu whose similarity to Daniele Vicari's recent "The Human Cargo" could limit its exposure…
Named for a Kubrickian monolith from which emerges a man with no memory, "The Black Square" is a puzzler sans purpose.
Surfing serves as the unlikely focal point of "Otelo Burning," a skillfully layered exploration of life in a South African township during the last years of apartheid.
Another high-concept romantic comedy from "Heartbreaker" helmer Pascal Chaumeil, this good-looking but structurally problematic pic trots the globe as Diane Kruger tries to convince travel writer…
Not so much a probing examination as a fulsome celebration, "Hating Breitbart" belies its ironic title by painting an enthusiastically approving portrait of Andrew Breitbart, the aggressively…
SHANGHAI -- Censors have blocked the latest film by Lu Chuan, one of China's rising helmers, as local filmmakers expressed their frustration saying censorship puts them at a disadvantage in competing…
New tuner comes across as a notion in search of a vision.