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Film, "Dragon": A Clever, Graceful Hong Kong Western

"Dragon": A Clever, Graceful Hong Kong Western

The roaring popular success of Peter Chan's Wu xia in China — renamed Dragon for export — is no mystery: It's an adept genre exercise with rare primal depths. Liu Jin-xi (Donnie Yen), a paper-mill worker and by all accounts…
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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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