Friday, August 27, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Johnnie To's Vengeance is screening at the Gene Siskel this weekend (Saturday @5:15, Mon +Wed @6pm. Johnnie To is my favorite current Hong Kong filmmaker. He directed The Mission, Election 1 & 2, Exiled, and pretty much every good Hong Kong gangster film in the last decade. Vengeance is good but suffers from having a good portion of it's dialog in English. But it is a rare opportunity to see a Johnnie To film on the big screen.
Friday, August 6, 2010
Tsui Hark was one of my favorite directors. From 1983 to 2002 he made many amazing films, The Blade, The Swordsman series, The Once Upon A Time In China series, Green Snake, Time & Tide, to name a few. He has made some ok movies in the last 5 years but his new film, Detective Dee, looks like a return to form. It stars Andy Lau, and has martial art choreography by Sammo Hung.