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Tuesday, February 20 2007

Hannibal Rising (2007)

Hannibal's executions of the "primal scene" cannibals reveal his inclination for bizarre yuckiness.


Friday, July 28 2006

Miami Vice (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

Memoirs of a Geisha (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 (1999)

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.


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