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Film, "The Grandmaster": Wong Kar Wai Takes Us to a Time Before Bruce Lee

"The Grandmaster": Wong Kar Wai Takes Us to a Time Before Bruce Lee

In spite of what the marketing campaign suggests, Bruce Lee is not a character in Wong Kar-wai's The Grandmaster. For that matter, The Grandmaster isn't the only Hong Kong film in recent years to tell the story of real-life Wing…
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Film, Rep Showtimes

Arthouse movie listings for January 7-January 13, 2009

Artists' Television Access. "California Fo Sho": Music-related video by Aaron Rietz and Bob Thayer. Fri., Jan. 9, 8 p.m. $6. Selections from Wholphin No 7 & the Best of Wholphin Vol 1: Short work culled from the "video magazine." Sat.,…
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Film, Right Movie, Wong Time

Right Movie, Wong Time

You've got to have balls to use a pickup line like "You'll see me tonight in your dreams" and get away with it. But in Days of Being Wild, York, affectionately known as Yuddy (Leslie Cheung), has the looks and…
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Film, Mayhem All the Way

Mayhem All the Way

The latest action picture from producer/director Tsui Hark, one of the world's great entertainers -- is a compendium of many of the best (and a few of the worst) traits of Hong Kong action cinema. It's relentlessly visceral, making you…
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Zoom Lens

New Asian Cinema Starting the second edition of the New Asian Cinema series on the same day as the Godzilla invasion may be like shooting rubber bands at the big lizard, but then again, the Four Star Theater could be…
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Zoom Lens

Fallen Angels "Daddy, daddy/ Speak my language," croons Laurie Anderson on the soundtrack, while one of Fallen Angels' half-dozen lovelorn characters weeps, masturbates, and broods -- the only languages she seems to know. In Wong Kar-Wai's Hong Kong, everyone's in…
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