Join us weekly as Rotten Tomatoes reports on what s opening, expanding, and coming to the specialty box office. From promising releases from new voices to experimental efforts from storied filmmakers – or perhaps the next indie darling to go the distance for end-of-year accolades – we will break it all down for you here each week in Fresh Indie Finds. This week at the specialty box office, we have a pair of sci-fi horror flicks and a World War II true story. In Color out of Space, Nicolas Cage battles a meteorite that brings a colorful terror to his back yard, and in Zombi Child, a Haitian legend inspires a time-traveling horror tale about the walking dead. In The Last Full Measure, a DOD official searches for the truth behind a hero s forgotten tale of valor. In our spotlight section, we highlight the Oscar underdog-turned-frontrunner and the undisputed king of our Awards Leaderboard, Parasite, and in our indie trailer section, we have new clips from Ethan Hawke, Anjelica Huston, Stranger Things lead Noah Schnapp, and Riley Keough.Opening This Weekend
Best-Reviewed Movie 2018: AustraliaOur friends Down Under delivered a number of noteworthy films this year, whether they were filmed primarily in Australia or produced by Australian companies. But one particular story set in the Outback and centering on the trial of Indigenous man, and the events leading up to it, earned near universal acclaim to rise to the top.The order of the rank below reflects the Adjusted Score as of December 31, 2018. Scores might change over time.« Previous Category Next Category »
(Photo by Warner Bros. Pictures /Courtesy Everett Collection. Thumbnail: A24 / Courtesy Everett Collection; Netflix / Courtesy Everett Collection.)The Best Asian-American Movies of All TimeBetween Crazy Rich Asians, The Farewell, and Always Be My Maybe in recent years, there s been a surge in Asian-American representation on screens of all sizes. These films are milestones in what has been a long, continuous journey to be seen and heard in theaters and at home, and we celebrate those contemporary hits and everything else that has come before them with the 65 Best Asian-American Movies.To be Asian-American means a personal identity spread across a coalition of different countries. Under this umbrella is a wide range of Pacific Ocean cultures and histories, countries whose people have also found a new life in the United States. The movies in our guide reflect their experiences, from Korean (Columbus, Minari), Chinese (Saving Face), Singaporean (Shirkers), Japanese (To Be Takei), Filipino (The Debut), Vietnamese (Green Dragon), and more. South Asian-American films included are The Big Sick, The Namesake, and Meet the Patels. We selected movies where the Asian-American experience drives character and story, or had a significant impact on Asian-American audiences due to its casting, the filmmakers behind it, and for breaking representational ground (Searching, To All The Boys I ve Loved Before). The Asian-American experience is sometimes about traveling to a foreign home country, explored in movies like Always Tomorrow in Hong Kong, Go Back to China, and Cavite. And sometimes the experience is about coming to America and becoming citizens, as in Journey From the Fall or Tigertail. These stories start overseas, but are also set and shot in America, so we included those.The historical landmark films are here, including Chan Is Missing, The Joy Luck Club, and Better Luck Tomorrow. All except for Flower Drum Song: This 1961 musical was the first major Hollywood production to have an Asian-American cast, but it s also Rotten on the Tomatometer. We included only Fresh movies, with at least 10 reviews, before ranking them using our ranking formula, takes into factor the movie s year of release and its number of reviews.With all that said, we present the Best Asian-American Movies of all time!