Tuesday, February 20 2007
Hannibal's executions of the "primal scene" cannibals reveal his inclination for bizarre yuckiness.
Thursday, July 27 2006
Gong Li's face and form are made for this: she absorbs the movie's energies and just like that, it hardly matters what Crockett or Tubbs thinks he's doing.
Friday, December 9 2005
The fact of Sayuri's stunning blue eyes only underlines the film's refusal to engage with the hardships geishas endure as a matter of course. She is 'special', she is treasured, she is property.
Sunday, January 1 1995
The Emperor and the Assassin, the latest film from Chinese director Chen Kaige (Farewell My Concubine) is another wonderful-looking period film, with an epic budget and running time, and a sizable cast of historical (and fictional) figures.