Tag Archives: Chinese

Ashes of Time: Redux- August 17th


Ashes of Time: Redux (2008) Cantonese- Action/Adventure Rated “R” Runtime- 94 min. dir. Kar Wai Wong   Story/Writing: 1/2 I fell asleep twice while trying to watch this. I understand that minimalist storytelling and framing can really pay off if … Continue reading

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1911- August 11th


1911 (2011) Madarin/English- Historical War Drama Rated “R” Runtime- 125 min. dir. Jackie Chan and Zhang Li  Story/Writing: 2/2 While I can’t speak as to the historical value of the film, it tells a great story. Acting: 1.5/2 The principles are … Continue reading

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Red Cliff- June 16th


Red Cliff (2008) Chinese- Medieval War Drama Rated “R” Runtime- 148 min (US version) dir. John Woo   One of the major problems with action films is pacing.  A movie in the genre can succeed in every single other facet, … Continue reading

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