Asia Pacific reviews


From Tomorrow On, I Will

'From Tomorrow On, I Will': Berlin Review

A directorial debut set in Beijing follows a lonely night watchman on his rounds


'So Long, My Son': Berlin Review

Wang Xiaoshuai’s ambitious work lights up the Berlinale Competition

Shadow Play

'The Shadow Play': Berlin Review

Lou Ye spins a tangled web of corruption in Guangzhou politics and policing


'Idol': Berlin Review

A bloody crime pits two fathers against each other in this South Korean neo-noir

Gully Boy

'Gully Boy': Berlin Review

Ranveer Singh leads this energetic ‘Star Is Born’ story  set in the Mumbai rap scene


'Buoyancy': Berlin Review

A young Cambodian boy struggles with life as a slave labourer on a Thai fishing vessel

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'Öndög': Berlin Review

An independent-minded heroine satisfies her desires on the plains of Mongolia in the latest from Wang Quan’an

Wandering Earth

‘The Wandering Earth’: Review

China’s first big-budget science fiction film lifts off at lunar new year

Winter After Winter

'Winter After Winter': Rotterdam Review

Xing Jian delivers a meticulously-composed story set in Japanese-occupied Manchuria

Alita Battle Angel

'Alita: Battle Angel': Review

Robert Rodriguez and co-writer James Cameron bring Yukito Kishiro’s graphic novels to life

Top End Wedding

'Top End Wedding': Sundance Review

Feelgood comedy reunites ‘The Sapphires’ director Wayne Blair with actor/writer Miranda Tapsell

Little Monsters

'Little Monsters': Sundance Review

Lupita Nyong’o and Josh Gad fight the undead on a kindergarten school outing


'Animals': Sundance Review

A notable lead performance from Holliday Grainger opposite Alia Shawkat as boozed-up baristas in this adaptation of a novel by Emma Jane Unsworth

Judy and Punch

'Judy & Punch': Sundance Review

Man and wife come to blows in this live action take on the classic puppet show


'Photograph': Sundance Review

Nawazuddin Siddiqui stars in Ritesh Batra’s return to Mumbai after ‘The Lunchbox’


'Present.Perfect.': Rotterdam Review

Intriguing documentary exploring China’s modern fascination with live internet streaming

One Child Nation

'One Child Nation': Sundance Review

A compelling documentary about China’s one-child policy from the director of ‘Hooligan Sparrow’

I Am Mother

'I Am Mother': Sundance Review

A young girl finds herself torn between her robot guardian and a human stranger in a dystopian future

The Farewell

'The Farewell': Sundance Review

Awkwafina steps up to her first lead roke

We Are Little Zombies

'We Are Little Zombies': Sundance Review

Four orphaned Japanese teens team up to form a rock band