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  • Ashes of Time

    Ashes of Time

    ★★★½

    1994 version.

    Like James Joyce meeting Sergio Leone in China.

  • New Book

    New Book

    this needs to be rewatched frame by frame.

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  • Infernal Affairs

    Infernal Affairs

    ★★★★★

    Rewatching this after some eight or nine years, it gives a completely new impression and for me in fact now easily ranks as one of the best HK films ever.
    Maybe it was totally wrong to see this film as a successor to the classic HK "heroic bloodshed" genre, the first "shootout" in this character driven study of two akin minds taking place just after an hour running time, and then it isn't a "real" shootout. So if you are…

  • Harakiri

    Harakiri

    ★★★★★

    The deconstruction of a myth, and one of the most rigorously composed films ever.