The "Soul of Bread" (愛的麵包魂) is a light-hearted romantic comedy directed by Sean Kao (高柄權) and Lin Chun-yang (林君楊), whose award-winning screenplay granted high anticipations for the movie after an equally successful TV version in 2006.
During China's Beiyang period (北洋時期) in the 1920s, warlords vie for power over the newly formed Republic while remnant powers wish to restore the Qing Dynasty.
"Bang Bang Formosa" (寶島大爆走), directed by Andy Luo An-de (羅安得), is a delightful road movie that moves boisterously through contemporary Taiwan.
After scrutinizing Taiwanese funeral customs in the 2010 comedy "Seven Days in Heaven" (父後七日), director Wang Yu-lin (王育麟) now offers "Flying Dragon, Dancing Phoenix" (龍飛鳳舞) ...
"Valentine's Day Redux" -- or as it's officially known, "New Year's Eve" -- purports to be about a night on which the "entire world comes together" to celebrate.
When you're a wife and working mother, there's this inescapable, self-imposed pressure to do everything right all the time. The idea of having it all -- a great job and a loving family, a toned body and a sane mind -- is as appealing as it is elusive.
"Bad Teacher" is exactly the one-joke movie that you probably expect it to be, but there are enough variations and shadings of that one joke to sustain its brief running time -- just barely.
Horrible Bosses" wallows in silliness -- gleefully, and without an ounce of remorse or self-consciousness -- and even though you are a grown-up and you know you should know better, you will be happy to wallow right along, as well.
Movies where humans and animals converse are a bad idea in principle, and Kevin James' "Zookeeper" is not here to prove that interspecies ensembles have simply been a misunderstood, underappreciated subgenre.
Telephone and Internet frauds are so pervasive in Taiwan that people have become numb and indifferent to such illegal activities. Yet, "Formosa Mambo" (寶島漫波) draws attention to this social problem in a brilliantly entertaining way.