I had completely forgotten this was an anthology movie when I sat down and watched this, but it didn’t really hurt the movie, but it does suffer from the biggest problem with anthologies: it’s a horribly uneven. 92 more words
Jia Zhangke’s latest film, A Touch Of Sin, has caused something of a stir in his native China, where censors refused the film’s screening. It seems generally believed that this is not only because of the film’s violence (which is considerable at times, but far from boundary-breaking), but also thanks to the greater depiction of a nation that the film paints; that of a land of injustices, of exploitation and of unrecognised daily tragedies. 658 more words
NEW RELEASE FILM REVIEW || Seen at Odeon Panton Street, London, Monday 2 June 2014 || My Rating excellent
Jia Zhangke has proven himself over the last two decades to be one of China’s most intriguing directors, beginning with the microbudget, underground… 497 more words
Director Jia Zhangke-Ke. (China) 2hrs 10 mins. Cert. 15.
It starts off with Village corruption and takes in Corporate destruction.
This is an unprecedented film giving insight and exposure to a view of contemporary China in a Le Haines type social immersive narrative. 1,395 more words