Japanese director Yoshihiro Nishimura offers up too many fight scenes that are shot up-close at nauseously fast speed, with super-saturated, grainy texture that makes 'Grindhouse' aesthetics seem fancy by comparison.
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The re-launch of Kinji Fukasaku's trendsetting Battle Royale (2000) with 3D effects, which basically make the splatter scenes gorier and stickier.
BERLIN -- Observing how a father and son respond to the ex-wife/mother's critical illness in Swans, director Hugo Vieira Da Silva sets out to evoke estrangement (from people, place, one's own self) in a cinematic language that overrides dialogue and narrative drama.
Djo Tunda wa Munga's crime action film never seems to run out of gas.
Japanese director Takahisa Zeze's 278-minute opus on crime and punishment.
The Japanese film, directed by Lee Sang-il, was included in 13 categories of the country's equivalent of the Academy Awards.
Compared to Takashi Miike's 2004 film, "Zebraman," Part 2 turns it up a notch.
Leading Japanese filmmakers come up short with their takes on stories from literary giants.
TOKYO –- "Gegege no Nyoubou" (literally "Wife of Ge Ge Ge"), a film about the early marital life of Japanese manga artist Shigeru Mizuki, is a refreshing alternative to biopics that put the subject on a pedestal or wallow in manufactured period nostalgia.
"Sacrifice," the third of Chen Kaige’s works related to the stage, after "Farewell, My Concubine" and "Forever Enthralled," is adapted from "Orphan of Zhao," the first Chinese opera to become known in Europe.