| May 20, 2013
| 6:30 AM
A serial-killer thriller wrapped in an unruly slapstick comedy with generous servings of food porn, "Blind Detective" is a deranged and delirious smorgasbord of a movie. Even devotees of Hong Kong genre master Johnnie To and his frequent collaborator,...
| May 13, 2013
| 10:30 AM
"All Is Lost" (J.C. Chandor)
Chandor, who made an impressive debut with Margin Call in 2011, ventures far from Wall Street â and dry land â for this followup, starring Robert Redford as a man lost at sea in a movie that purports to have...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 4:37 PM
The Philippine movie “The Woman in the Septic Tank” is one of the most provocative surprises of the 36th annual Hong Kong International Film Festival....
| Mar 20, 2011
Filled with Frank Sinatra music, Chicago architecture and references to U.S. brands like Nike, the 2000 film "What Women Want" about a chauvinist ad exec who gains the ability to hear women's thoughts is a "a very American movie," director Nancy Meyers...
| May 1, 2011
A once-successful toy executive and family man suffering from depression begins communicating through a beaver hand puppet. With Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster and Anton Yelchin. Written by Kyle Killen. Directed by Foster. Summit...
| Jun 24, 2011
An opening title card announces that the new film "Beginning of the Great Revival" was made "in commemoration of the 90th anniversary of the birth of the Communist Party of China." Unfortunately, the movie never overcomes the dutiful weight that implies....
| Jun 24, 2011
— Political films can be a tough sell in many countries, to say the least. But director Huang Jianxin is confident that he's sitting on a blockbuster with "Beginning of the Great Revival," a historical epic detailing the founding of China's...
| Feb 3, 2011
For those curious about what it's like to watch a Chinese-language remake of "What Women Want," it's mostly like watching the 2000 Nancy Meyers film "What Women Want." In Chinese. Just different enough, it has neither the obsessional pull of Gus Van Sant'...
| Sep 4, 2011
All's Faire in Love
A college football star has to make up for his many absences by working at a Renaissance fair, where he falls for an aspiring actress. With Christina Ricci, Owen Benjamin, Cedric the Entertainer and Matthew Lillard. Written...
| Sep 2, 2011
"Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame" finds Tsui Hark, a genre wizard, in top form in this splendid, action-filled period epic. It has opulent, stylized settings of elegance, grandeur and scope, flawless special effects, and awesome martial...
| Sep 9, 2011
"Shaolin," with its feuding warlords and fighting monks in '20s era China, is a sprawling popcorn blast of action kept spinning with crazy cool kung fu, tons of fake spurting blood (I think everyone had a packet clinched in their teeth) and slacker...