Articles tagged ang lee

14 Aug 2011 // 9:00 PM

The 100 Essential Directors Part 5: Derek Jarman to Mike Leigh

Mid-way through our series, Day 5 is a glorious mishmash of international auteurist cinema. Today we go from saints and sinners, from Brookyln to Britain, from the beginning of time to the Dystopian future, and around the world and beyond.

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28 Aug 2009 // 2:19 AM

Taking Woodstock

The Ang Lee take on Woodstock never gets much beyond these clichés: hippies took drugs, rain made mud, the music was great and crowds were huge.

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21 Aug 2009 // 3:35 AM

Woodstock, the concert, is not exactly front and center of director Ang Lee’s comic history, “Taking Woodstock.” The movie, in theaters Aug 28, is about

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9 Jun 2008 // 1:00 AM

Hulk: Revisited

In preparation for the franchise reboot starring Edward Norton, SE&L looks back at Ang Lee's 2003 version of the Big Green Meanie, a criminally marginalized movie that truly didn't deserve the critical or commercial drubbing it took at the time.

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3 Apr 2008 // 10:00 PM

The Ice Storm

The general fuzzed-out sense of malaise that Lee is able to tap into while exploring the Nixon-era sexual revolution (and repression and adventure), creates a point of view that both ruthlessly observes and empathizes with these alien suburbanites.

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12 Nov 2007 // 2:36 AM

Sex and violence are not always gratuitous, directors say

What has more sex and violence than an episode of “The Jerry Springer Show”? The multiplex. You can pass through any neighborhood in America and

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LUST, CAUTION (dir. Ang Lee) Ang Lee has had an amazing career behind the camera. Seemingly unphased by sudden shifts in subject matter, he’s

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5 Oct 2007 // 2:30 AM

Lust, Caution (Se, jie)

The primary question in Lust, Caution (Se, jie) is: "What is real?"

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4 Oct 2007 // 1:23 AM

Ang Lee’s ‘Lust, Caution’ has sense and sensuality

NEW YORK—Ang Lee remembers what it was like when he decided to make “Sense and Sensibility,” his first English-language film. The condescension. The whispering

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Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema (2006)

Fabulous! might have been more accurately titled, "Assimilate! The Mainstream Commercial Success of Gay and Lesbian Cinema."

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12 Apr 2006 // 12:00 AM

Brokeback Mountain (2005)

While the movie's poetry is often stunning, the DVD docs are decidedly and disappointingly banal.

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9 Dec 2005 // 12:00 AM

Brokeback Mountain (2005)

It's Alma's silence that makes Brokeback Mountain feel so serious. Her pain is neither exquisite nor elegiac. It is only hard.

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19 Jun 2003 // 12:00 AM

The Hulk (2003)

In Hulk, the comic books' critique of institutional authority and the way U.S. culture perceives and deals with difference is evacuated.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Ride with the Devil (1999)

Ride with the Devil is essentially two films in one. The first is a story of loyalty - to family, community, and nation - tested in the social and political upheavals of civil war. The second is a story of male bonding and love in a homosocial order, the negotiation of male-male desire, and male domestication, all triangulated and enabled through the body of a woman.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Ride with the Devil (1999)

Ride With the Devil dares to bring yet another version. Directed by Ang Lee and written by Lee and his usual collaborator James Schamus (who adapted Daniel Woodrell's novel Woe to Live On, a novel inspired, says the author, by today's warfare in the Balkans), the film is rather surprising, and not only because it stars Jewel as a Southern widow. Telling stories that don't usually get told, Ride With the Devil focuses on some of the War's more disgraceful and outrageous aspects, both personal and public.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

The film's narrative unfolds slowly -- too slowly at first.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

One doesn't need a Kung Fu Cinema background to enjoy 'Crouching Tiger', but it helps in appreciating how the movie builds on -- and arguably surpasses -- that rich cinematic tradition.

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Blood and Thunder: Clutch Let the Rhythm Hit ‘Em!

// Sound Affects

"Mastodon may be American metal giants, but based on their Saskatchewan gig with Clutch, they could learn a thing or two from their cult favorite Maryland comrades.

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