“This is also the area where I grew up. I know this area so well, so I shot half the film there. To me Chungking Express, it’s like the night and day of Hong Kong. Some people say the film is about this or that character, but I […]
Jet Li’s Chang Mo-Kei has been struck by the Jinx Palm, blocking his chi, destroying his ability to perform kung fu and causing him to need constant infusions of chi from Taoist priest Chang San-Fung (Sammo Hung). But Chang can only be cured by a massive infusion of […]
At the Criterion’s Current, Barry Jenkins talks about Wong Kar-Wai. “For the inaugural video in our new series Under the Influence, Barry Jenkins—whose sophomore feature, Moonlight, won big at last night’s Gotham Awards and just garnered best director and best supporting actress from the National Board of Review—stopped […]
Wildgrounds breaks down their most anticipated films of 2011.
Donnie Yen plays Wing Chun master–and Bruce Lee’s sifu–Ip Man in the eponymous movie. Asses are kicked, regretfully. But not so regretfully there won’t be a sequel where more asses are kicked in Hong Kong. Wong Kar-Wai’s Grandmaster Ip Man might show up, well, sometime. You can bet […]
Grady Hendrix writes about missing the point in martial arts and action movies, especially Ashes of Time: “Character, dialogue and subtext are important parts of the moviegoing experience, but there’s another more primal language that’s harder to parse and that’s the language of action.”