Posts tagged Wuxia
MOVIE REVIEW: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny

Last summer, the chief complaints of "Jurassic World" were its lack of majesty and awe to follow the original "Jurassic Park."  One can now say the very same about the new long-distance sequel "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny."  The soulful beating heart that stirred the 2000 winner of four Academy Awards has been stifled to large degree.  The dazzling and balletic flight of fancy that we fell in love with then has been replaced by repetitive flashiness driven by a different audience.

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MOVIE REVIEW: The Assassin

"The Assassin," directed by Taiwan New Wave director Hou Hsiao-Hsien, is the latest and brightest wuxia film looking to make an international splash.  The film was an official Main Competition selection of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the awards for Best Director and the Soundtrack Award.  It is making the rounds of the international film festival circuit, including a recent Highlight selection bow at the 51st Chicago International Film Festival, and will represent Taiwan's entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards this coming February. 

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