Articles tagged zhang yimou

The 100 Essential Directors Part 10: Josef Von Sternberg to Zhang Yimou

The final day of directors is here, Josef Von Sternberg through Zhang Yimou. German Expressionism, Dogme 95, contemporary views of Asian life, post-WWII malaise in Eastern Europe, and the alternately heartwarming and queer takes on everyday life in Baltimore all hold a space on today's list. Did we forget your favorite director on this list?

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Curse of the Golden Flower (2006)

Even with all the gilded luxury surrounding them, the feverish tension between these characters is what holds your eye.

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House of Flying Daggers (Shi mian mai fu) (2004)

While Zhang and Zhang's commentary track emphasizes the sheer effort that went into the film's production -- training, research, special effects work, hours on the set, physical hardships -- it also suggests the good time they shared.

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House of Flying Daggers (Shi mian mai fu) (2004)

While the men's trajectories seem well delineated, Mei's fate and meaning are both more opaque.

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29 Nov 2004 // 12:00 AM

Hero (2002)

Hero reimagines history in a way that underlines its tragedy.

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27 Aug 2004 // 12:00 AM

Hero (2002)

Had it been released five years ago, Hero's point might have seemed anachronistic, but today, it's hard to ignore its resonance with world events.

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15 Aug 2002 // 12:00 AM

Happy Times (Xingfu Shiguang) (2000)

Explores the many costs of 'modern times'.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

The Road Home (2001)

It is Di's (Zang Ziyi) own absolute faith in herself, her determination to endure despite all political or social edicts, that grants 'The Road Home' unusual, and unusually moving, weight.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Not One Less (1999)

Zhang Yimou's new film, Not One Less, feels like a movie that, somehow, I am 'supposed' to like, and I am not just a little bit anxiety-ridden in admitting that, really, I think it is actually somewhat dreadful.

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'Staircase' Is Gay in a Melancholy Way

// Short Ends and Leader

"Unfairly cast aside as tasteless during its time for its depiction of homosexuality, Staircase is a serious film in need of a second critical appraisal.

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