ZHUHAI, China -– Machiavellian mind games, a twisted vendetta and high-octane gun slinging among a bandit posing as a governor, his strategist and a small-town kingpin are the stuff of adventure and trenchant humor in the Chinese western, "Let the Bullets Fly." As an allegory on power, corruption
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UDINE, Italy -- Compared to his stellar hit "Ip Man" — a biopic on the Wing Chun master who tutored Bruce Lee — Wilson Yip’s more lavishly produced sequel "Ip Man 2" is a fistful of hits and misses.
ZHUHAI, China -- Three failed weddings and a funeral are the rueful events around which Beijing’s urban elite act out their midlife crisis, commitment-phobia or search for the perfect love in Feng Xiaogang’s "If You Are the One 2."
In Space Battleship Yamato, visual-effects expert Takashi Yamazaki ("Always – Sunset on Third Street" and its sequel) harnesses a reported $23.9 million budget to design a sleek futurist look without losing sight of the ‘70s illustration style of its prototypical animation
HONG KONG — The great martial arts star gets upstaged by studio sets in "Bruce Lee, My Brother," a biopic on Lee’s life until the age of 18 co-directed by Manfred Wong and Raymond Yip.
TOKYO – A samurai film without a single sword fight doesn’t sound promising as entertainment, but "Abacus and Sword" was rumored to be high on the agenda for buyers from Hong Kong, one of Japanese cinema’s biggest markets, at this year’s TIFF-com market.
BUCHEON, South Korea -- “Parallel Life” pits self-determinism against self-fulfilling prophesy through the case of a judge who, while investigating his wife's murder, discovers that his life may exactly replicate that of someone who died 30 years ago.
“Juliets” is a bewitching omnibus of romances that are teasingly anti-romantic, or post-romantic, by Hou Chi-jan, Shen Ko-shang and Chen Yu-hsun.
John Woo's "A Better Tomorrow" is not about gangs or guns, but all about the swish of an Italian coat, the dandy way a toothpick is chewed, and the graceful arc in which its heroes (not protagonists) cock their guns.
Hiromasa Hirosue (and his creative partner Izumi Takahashi) have been feted at festivals for their intense, interrogative gaze at human desperation.