City of Life and Death

City of Life and Death (Nanjing! Nanjing!) Directed by Lu ChuanWritten by Lu ChuanStarring: Liu Ye, Fan Wei, Hideo Nakaizumi, Gao YuanyuanRun Time: 133 minutesMPAA Rating: Rated R For China, the Nanjing Massacre, or the Rape of Nanking  ...

Enter the Void

Enter the Void (2010) Directed by: Gasper NoéStarring: Nathaniel Brown, Paz de la Huerta, Cyril RoyRun Time: 161 minuteshttp://www.ifcfilms.com/films/enter-the-voidEnter the Void opens with credits set to a machine gun pace with accompanying machine gun noise. The credits are practically  ...

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010)  Directed by: Apichatpong WeerasethakulStarring: Thanapat Saisaymar, Jenjira Pongpas, Sakda KaewbuadeeMPAA rating: Not RatedRun Time: 113 minutesPalme d'Or winner Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives is one of the  ...

Certified Copy

Certified Copy (2010)  Directed by: Abbas KiarostamiStarring: Juliette Binoche, William Shimell, Adrian MooreMPAA rating: Not RatedRun Time: 106 minutesScreening at the New York Film Festival on October 1 and 3, Certified Copy has an Iranian director, French and British  ...

The Social Network, reviewed by George Wu

The Social Network (2010), reviewed by George Wu Directed by: David FincherStarring: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin TimberlakeMPAA rating: PG-13Run Time: minuteshttp://www.thesocialnetwork-movie.com/The Social Network is the New York Film Festival's opening night movie, and it's easy to see why  ...

Red Cliff

Red Cliff (2009)Directed by: John Woo Starring: Tony Leung, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Zhang Fengyi, Zhao WeiMPAA rating: RRun Time: 148 minutesAfter Hong Kong martial arts and wushu ("sword") films became big in the 1990s, filmmakers who were not known whatsoever  ...

Still Walking (2009)

Still Walking (2009)Directed by: Hirokazu Kore-edaStarring: Hiroshi Abe, Yui Natsukawa, Kirin Kiki, Yoshio HaradaMPAA rating: Not ratedRun Time: 114 minuteshttp://www.aruitemo.com/index.htmlThe writer, director, and editor of Still Walking, Hirokazu Kore-eda, has stated that the death of both of his parents  ...

Azumi

In medieval Japan, a lone figure stands defiantly in front of a procession of several dozen swordsmen accompanying a wicked head of state. The scene is emblematic in hundreds of jidaigeki (Japanese period pictures).In Ryuhei Kitamura’s Azumi, the only  ...

Russian Dolls (Les Poupees russes)

Russian Dolls is Cedric Klapisch’s sequel to his joyful 2002 European melting pot romp, L’Auberge Espagnol. Five years later, Xavier (Romain Duris, The Beat That My Heart Skipped) is a freelance writer forced to take on odd jobs like  ...

13 (Tzameti)

First time writer-director Gela Babluani certainly does one thing right with his feature, 13, if he ever wants to make another film, and that is get noticed. As first films go, it’s not a terribly well-written film like Whit  ...