1911

27th September 2011 -

 Video

In 1911, China is under the rule of the 250 year old Qing Dynasty. However, the country has been divided due to a state of unrest and unease. Many people are starving under the rule...

24 City

7th May 2010 -

 Movie Review

An intriguing hybrid of fiction and documentary, this film chronicles the dismantling of a notorious factory in Chengdu to make way for a new luxury community. It's skilfully assembled, but a bit dry for Western...

24 City

4th June 2009 -

 Movie Review

Perhaps I just have to say it plainly: Jia Zhang-ke is the most original and hyper-modern filmmaker currently at work in the foreign film industry. He is certainly the most perceptive and important director out...

joan chen Interview

7th January 2009 -

 Interview

Joan Chen doesn't look like a rebel this afternoon, whatwith her perfectly pressed, couture-quality, chiffon dress and the lengthof her flapper-style bob brushing a soft, spa-toned cheek. Nevertheless,she seems as braced for a barrage of...

The Home Song Stories

27th May 2008 -

 Movie Review

The Home Song Stories is Tony Ayres' divulgence of the most traumatizing, deeply personal events of his childhood. It's not often that a director summons the courage to bare his soul, but in Ayres' case,...

The Last Emperor

6th March 2008 -

 Movie Review

Toy trucks and accessorized dolls are common props of the wide-eyed two year-old's wonderment. While Puyi, who was appointed China's last emperor at that tender age, might have substituted fine silk curtains for plastic as...

Twin Peaks: The Complete Series

28th December 2007 -

 Movie Review

X-Files, Heroes, Lost? They all owe their very souls to a short-lived TV series that ran for just two seasons from 1990-1992. You might have heard of it: Twin Peaks.I'll admit now that I wore...

Lust Caution, Trailer

9th October 2007 -

 Video

Lust Caution Trailer and clipThe new film from Ang Lee, the Academy Award-winning director of 'Brokeback Mountain' and 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.' A startling erotic espionage thriller about the fate of an ordinary woman's heart,...

Lust, Caution

28th September 2007 -

 Movie Review

Halfway through Lust, Caution, Ang Lee's follow-up to Brokeback Mountain, Mr. Yee, a collaborator with the Japanese in WWII Shanghai, throws the flirtatious wife of a businessman onto a bed and proceeds to have sex...

Lust, Caution, Trailer, Director Ang Lee's new film

24th July 2007 -

 Video

Lust, Caution Trailer Director Ang Lee's new film, following his Academy Award win for directing "Brokeback Mountain," is an espionage thriller set in WWII-era Shanghai. Asian cinema icon Tony Leung ("Hero," "In the Mood for...

Wild Side (1995)

4th January 2007 -

 Movie Review

Worse films have been made, but at least this one has a lot of Anne Heche naked. The story is one of ostensible high intrigue in the corporate world, coupled with high-priced hookers and...

What's Cooking?

1st November 2005 -

 Movie Review

Indian filmmaker Gurinder Chadha's feminine feast drama What's Cooking? serves up the ingredients for a potential tasty meal, but the remaining aftertaste leaves much to be desired. In the film, Chadha (Bhaji on the...

Xiu Xiu: The Sent-Down Girl

1st November 2005 -

 Movie Review

When schoolgirl Xiu Xiu is "sent down" from the big city to the country as part of an ill-advised 1970s Communist China skills-broadening program, her life begins as quaint, training horses in the wilds of...

Saving Face

1st November 2005 -

 Movie Review

Because it's playing in the art house circuit and most of the dialogue is Chinese, Saving Face isn't going to make a dime. Too bad: It's a pleasant romantic comedy (produced by Will Smith) with...

Wild Side

1st November 2005 -

 Movie Review

Worse films have been made, but at least this one has a lot of Anne Heche naked. The story is one of ostensible high intrigue in the corporate world, coupled with high-priced hookers and...

Autumn In New York

1st November 2005 -

 Movie Review

No matter how shrewd, wealthy, or debonair a man can be, in a Hollywood drama, he is always humbled by love. Richard Gere is no exception to this rule, and for the second time...

Judge Dredd

1st November 2005 -

 Movie Review

You know from the first second what you're getting into with this movie. The opening to Judge Dredd, Sylvester Stallone's new sci-fi action vehicle, is not a smash-bang action sequence, but rather a montage...

Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl

8th March 2005 -

 Movie Review

"Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl" may seem on thesurface like a purely political document. It is a certainly a condemnationof Chinese government's Cultural Youth Revolution policy that took teenagersaway from their homes in the...

Autumn In New York

8th March 2005 -

 Movie Review

In "Autumn In New York," terminally tumor-bound Winona Ryder and her seriously senior lover Richard Gere have a whole conversation about what it means to be "unique" as opposed to "typical."Oh, the irony.An utterly typical...

What's Cooking?

8th March 2005 -

 Movie Review

A talented ensemble cast brings an extremely authentic family dynamic to "What's Cooking?," a satisfying four-course cross-section of ethnic American clans gathering for their Thanksgiving dinners.Conceived by director Gurinder Chadha as a celebration of diversity,...

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