Articles tagged joan chen

15 Mar 2009 // 9:00 PM

The Last Emperor

Maybe it takes a humanist like Bertolucci to see an emperor as an everyman, but anyone who has ever felt humbled by the heartlessness of fate can understand Pu Yi’s plight.

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Off the Radar - The Top 30 DVDs of 2008

Oddly enough, while the major studios continue scratching their heads over how to sell yet another new format (Blu-ray) to disinterested consumers, several outside distributors made sure that this would be a digital year to remember.

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Digital Dynamite: The 30 Best DVDs of 2007

It was the year of the behemoth box set, the multi-disc triumph that tried to give long suffering fans everything their demanding little digital hearts ever desired. Here are PopMatters' 30 picks for the best DVDs of the year.

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All Around the World: The Best International/Indie Films of 2007

Beginning and ending with the superlative filmmaking of Jia Zhang-ke, traversing the nooks and crannies of the globe, PopMatters presents the 20 best international and indie films of 2007.

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Performance Art: The Best Acting of 2007 - Female

From the most sweetly nuanced performance of Jennifer Jason Leigh's career to Cate Blanchett's revelatory portrayal of Bob Dylan in I'm Not There, the women of 2007 were stellar.

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Twin Peaks: The Definitive Gold Box Edition

With crisp performances throughout (especially from Kyle MacLachlan, in a role he was born to play), unforgettable settings and cinematography, and inventive, uncompromising scripts from episode to episode, Twin Peaks makes for uncommonly rewarding repeat viewings.

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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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9 Oct 2007 // 10:00 PM

Part 3 - The New Networks

It would never work... no one challenged the reigning broadcast junta and survived. No surprise then that the upstarts snuck in and changed the face of TV forever.

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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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28 May 2005 // 12:00 AM

Saving Face (2005)

The center of Alice Wu's debut film, Saving Face, Wil is both driven and dutiful.

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Xiu Xiu, the Sent Down Girl (1999)

Boys and girls are dressed alike, singing in unison, sitting rapt before a movie screen that shows glorious war footage, the triumph of good over evil. These early images in Joan Chen's debut feature, Xiu Xiu, the Sent Down Girl, set the scene i

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

What’s Cooking? (2000)

What’s Cooking? opens with a photograph of a white, All-American-looking family gathered around a Thanksgiving turkey. As the camera zooms out, we discover the

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Autumn in New York (2000)

While watching Autumn in New York, I was struck by its parallel to the Clinton-Lewinsky business. There are superficial similarities, especially in the lead players —

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Autumn in New York (2000)

Everyone in the film can see that pairing a 48-year-old womanizer with a 22-year-old girl dying from a sketchy illness 'of the heart' is lame, not to mention derivative, unpleasant, and pathetic.

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//Mixed media
//Blogs

Hozier + Death Cab for Cutie + Rock Radio 104.5's Birthday Show (Photo Gallery)

// Notes from the Road

"Radio 104.5's birthday show featured great bands and might have been the unofficial start of summer festival season in the Northeast.

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