BUSAN, South Korea -- A peasant-poet, a bull and a widow become travel companions and form a love-hate relationship in "Rolling Home with a Bull" -- a road movie with truckloads of charm that doubles as a Buddhist pilgrimage.
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BUSAN, South Korea -- There's something not right with a film when the interludes are more interesting than the central setpieces.
BUSAN, South Korea -- Finally wriggling out of his auteurist cocoon that led to the disastrous "Butterfly," Chang Tso-chi has metamorphosed with "When Love Comes" -- a layered and cadenced domestic drama about a polygamous Taiwan family and how its members live with each other's secrets and short
BUSAN, South Korea -- "Ways of the Sea" is akin to Michael Winterbottom's "In This World" in form and essence, only on a smaller scale.
Quirky family comedy whose charms get flushed out when it tries to do too much.
This is probably the only film ever to depict an orgasmic experience between a man and a loo (or a "washlet" to be precise).
"Under the Hawthorn Tree," is without question Zhang Yimou's simplest work. The tale of pure young love set during the Cultural Revolution is laid back and lushly shot, with any sexual passion or political overtones exiled to the narrative margins.
SHANGHAI -- Semi-fictional biopics about Ip Man, Bruce Lee's teacher in the art of "Wing Chun" boxing, have become the most lucrative franchise among Hong Kong action films of recent years. "Ip Man" and "Ip Man 2," directed by Wilson Ip, were top grossing hits in China and HK.
Set during the U.S. incursion in the Philippines in 1900, John Sayles has little to add to the debate beyond the eternal truth that the innocent always suffer most.
HONG KONG -- Smarting with as much psychological as physical bruising, "The Stool Pigeon" is an action film with a grave, melancholic strain.
BUCHEON, South Korea -- The cruelty that young teens are capable of and the amoral prurience of Japanese society portrayed in Tetsuya Nakashima "Confessions" will deliver a shock to the system of any audience.