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Calendar, Night&Day <i>The Warlords</i>

The Warlords

No less a man than Jet Li cries multiple times in The Warlords, an impressively gargantuan Chinese battle epic that generously accommodates director Peter Chan's proven talent for jerking tears (e.g., Comrades: Almost a Love Story). A quasi-remake of the…
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News, Feature SFIFF Film Capsules

SFIFF Film Capsules

All About Love (Hong Kong, 2005) Fans of Hong Kong megastar Andy Lau can weep hot tears and swoon to their hearts' delight in this magic-filled fantasy of the ideal husband. Lau plays dual roles as an ambitious doctor and…
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Film, Cuts Like a Knife

Cuts Like a Knife

The story is simple enough: Sometime during the dying days of the Tang Dynasty in China, though it could really be any time and any place, two cops named Leo (Andy Lau) and Jin (Takeshi Kaneshiro) sit in a station…
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Film, Don't Look Away

Don't Look Away

Running through this year's Asian offerings is a compelling thematic thread: responses to alienation that make one almost want to look away. It's not necessarily some new trend in Asian cinema, but this selection violates taboos and demands unflinching gazes…
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