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Day 8: The Last Women Standing

As we head into Valentine’s Day weekend, I thought it would be a good idea to watch at least one romantic flick this week, so I decided to watch  453 more words

30 Day Film Challenge

0465 | The Assassin

The Assassin arrived in UK cinemas last month with a big reputation. It’s the latest film by acclaimed Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-Hsien, it earned rave reviews after it was screened during the 2015 Cannes Film Festival – where Hou won the Best Director award – and it figured highly on the majority of the year’s ‘best of’ lists written by critics who had caught it in competition; … 1,093 more words

Film Reviews

The Assassin

The Assassin has established itself as a bit of a critical darling.  Sight & Sound went as far as naming it their film of 2015, which was a strange move for a British magazine since it had its commercial release this year in the UK.   420 more words


When Asians Look Younger Than Their Age

After working during the week, I work at a cafe on the weekends, and I was talking with several of my co-workers, and out of curiosity, I asked “How old is everyone?”. 693 more words

Daily Thoughts

Film review: The Assassin

Any hint of a wuxia movie makes dad’s film antennae stand right up. Hailing from Malaysia, he was brought up on a diet of Hong Kong martial arts movies and there were many fond memories of family trips out to the latest Jackie Chan blockbuster… 832 more words


Plot bailer

If Hou Hsiao-Hsien hadn’t binned the plot then The Assassin would be a fine film. As is, it’s just a very pretty one. Here’s the Sunday Indo review.  272 more words

Hilary A White

Review: The Assassin (2015)

Starring Shu Qui, Chang Chen, Zhou Yun, Ethan Juan

Fight Choreography:

Directed by Hou Hsiao-Hsien

Every once and a while a martial arts film comes along that tells a grand story on an epic scale, with great actors, fantastic visuals, and exceptional, poetic fight scenes. 542 more words