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Hero (2002)

September 5, 2004 • Film, ReviewsComments Off on Hero (2002)

Director: Zhang Yimou Producer: William Kong, Zhang Yimou Writer: Wang Bin, Feng Li, Zhang Yimou Cinematographer: Christopher Doyle Fight Choreographer: Ching Siu Tung Cast: Jet Li, Maggie Cheung, Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Donnie Yen, Zhang Ziyi Country: China Language: Mandarin Running Time: 96/120 min Resources: Official Jet Li Site Taipei Times Jet Li

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Blast From The Past

June 28, 2004 • Film, ReviewsComments Off on Blast From The Past

Johnnie To’s latest film breathes hyperactive new life into an old-style Hong Kong action movie. Time Asia by Bryan Walsh Every good action director knows that before you get the boom, you need the tick, tick, tick. That instant of anticipation occurs

Okinawa Rendezvous (2000)

December 3, 2003 • Film, ReviewsComments Off on Okinawa Rendezvous (2000)

A smart and sexy romantic comedy, Okinawa Rendez-vous starts out like lazy summer fluff, but with its gorgeous, all-star cast this souffle is finally very satisfying indeed. Tony Leung Ka-fai is Dat, a bewildered, frustrated police file clerk yearning for a

Farewell My Concubine (1993)

December 3, 2003 • Film, ReviewsComments Off on Farewell My Concubine (1993)

What has been said about this sweeping historical epic is all true – ambitious, lavish, shocking and masterful. Spanning 53 years of China’s history, Farewell to My Concubine is the intimate story of boyhood friends who endure brutal

Viva Erotica (1996)

December 3, 2003 • Film, ReviewsComments Off on Viva Erotica (1996)

A sexy, scathing look at the Hong Kong film industry, VIVA details the making of a Category III adult film by an out of work film director and his gangster producer. Co-directors Derek Yee Tung Sing (Full Throttle, C’est La Vie Mon Cherie, ) and Law Chi

Inner Senses (2002)

December 3, 2003 • Film, ReviewsComments Off on Inner Senses (2002)

Cheung Yan, a young woman with a history of mental illness, sees ghosts in her new apartment. She goes to see a psychologist named Jim who tries to help her and ends up falling for her. As Cheung Yan’s symptoms fade, Jim starts having some unnerving

Yumeji (1991)

November 17, 2003 • Film, ReviewsComments Off on Yumeji (1991)

A brilliantly-colored fever dream put to film, YUMEJI follows the fantasy exploits of real-life artist Yumeji Takehisa, famous for his watercolor portraits, and his battle with a “Mr. Hyde”-like doppleganger of an imagination. As he fumbles his way

Wheels on Meals

November 17, 2003 • Film, ReviewsComments Off on Wheels on Meals

Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung, and Yuen Biao( my personal favorite) are excellent in this film, though Jackie gets the upper hand! Jackie and Yuen play two guys who own a catering business in a fancy van and sell food where ever they can. When they see a bunch of