idiot who likes nearly everything; coward afraid to commit to over 4 stars
Right from the start you're told that the bad guys are "evil and unscrupulous," so there's no moral ambiguity here. King Hu just HATES eunuchs. But this pretty straightforward tale of good vs. evil is just fine as a vehicle for one of the best-looking and sounding movies I've ever seen. Definitely a bit more action and a bit faster paced than A Touch of Zen, the only other King Hu I've seen. Zero zoneout, just a great experience, simultaneously stunningly gorgeous and badass.
One man's love letter to how awesome it is to have affairs. Not really my kind of movie, but it's so well-made and Streep and Clint are so good that I didn't zone out. It definitely captures the extreme rarity of feeling truly known - "How do you know what I'm experiencing?"
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
if you could live forever - no, if you had lived forever, or close to it - what would keep you going?
"Concerts, and a movie house, can you imagine? Mirrors used to reflect the chandeliers. And now: a car park."
would it be art?
if you knew Shakespeare (hmm, or was it someone else...), Bach, Chaplin - like knew knew them, personally - could you still enjoy modern art? would it bore you? would you be a snob (surely,…
"If I keep staring at them, one moment it'll hit me. Instinctively."
a serial killer movie set in a country that's not inundated with these sorts of crimes and these sorts of stories. profiling is relegated to just instinct. crime scenes are trampled on. DNA evidence has to be sent to America for testing.
i was curious as to how Bong's famous tonal juggling act would work with such grim subject matter and, predictably, he plays it off masterfully. Song…