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The Great Wall - ★ ★ ★ ★ DVD Review

Starring global superstar Matt Damon and directed by one of the most breathtaking visual stylists of our time, Zhang Yimou (Hero, House of Flying Daggers…

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Movie Reviews

House Of Flying Daggers (2004)

Chinese films are known for their sumptuous visuals, and this film is certainly no exception. This film truly is a work of art; from the stunning colour photography, to the beautiful costumes and locations used, to the gorgeous score by Shigeru Umebayashi (my favourite part of the score being the lovers theme.) 696 more words


Movie Review: The Great Wall (2017)

A traveling mercenary stumbles upon the Great Wall of China, only to find its armies locked in a battle against a horde of monstrous creatures, fighting not only for the future of their nation but that of the entire world. 1,362 more words

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Ju Dou, a dark tale of abuse and misogyny

Ju Dou is a haunting film which documents the trials and tribulations that Ju Dou has to face after wedding an abusive husband. She soon falls in love with her husband’s nephew and conceives his child. 466 more words

Chinese Film

Ju Dou (1990) 

Release Date: 7 September 1990

Directed by: Zhang YiMou

Country: China

Ju Dou is a woman bought by Yang Jin Shan, an owner of a cloth-dye business, to be his third wife. 348 more words


Hero (2002)

Release Date: 24 October 2002

Directed by: Zhang YiMou

Country: China

The movie is set in ancient China before the unity of the kingdom. It’s about a Nameless warrior who visits the Qin Palace claiming that he has slain three notorious assassins that have been aiming for the Qin Emperor’s head. 367 more words


Hero, where colors take center stage

Hero is the recollection from a nameless protagonist on how he slayed the Emperor’s assassins, Broken Sword, Flying Snow and Long Sky. As the story unfolds, it turns out there is more than meets the eye. 461 more words

Asian Cinema