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Golden Horse 52th Ceremony Award

Not much happened these days, but here is a short cover of the Golden Horse Award Ceremony. The Golden Horse Award has a more mature audience and not many idols wins. 85 more words


Movie Review: Hou Hsiao-Hsien's "The Assassin" Is in a Class of it's Own

The three black and white sequences that comprise the first eight minutes of “The Assassin” are taken from the opening paragraphs of Xing Pei’s classic short story, “Nie Yinniang.” What follows is purely the invention of director Hou Hsiao-Hsien and his screenwriters. 556 more words

Movie Reviews 243 – Forest of Death (2007)

I’m beginning to believe that the much vaunted Pang Brothers may be categorized in the class of ‘one hit wonders’, but being two brothers fittingly had two hits with The Eye and… 345 more words

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November 3rd/Day 187: The Most Artsy Kungfu Film

I don’t know if one could call The Assassin (刺客聂隐娘) a kungfu movie. The film was so beautiful and slow-moving it hurt. Every single shot was perfectly set-up and deliberate, never a superfluous frame, matched with concise and minimalist dialogue. 41 more words

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Movie Review - The Assassin

EXPECTATIONS: A martial arts film that 100% represents Hou’s film-making style. And Shu Qi!

REVIEW: This movie was a long time coming. It was in gestation/pre-production for 25 years and 5 years in production and now it has finally arrived. 1,130 more words


Film Review: The Assassin

Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s films are not known for their quick pace or frenetic movement. Someone unfamiliar with his work might look at a film like Flowers of Shanghai… 734 more words