Hou Hsiao-hsien "City of Sadness"

City of Sadness

City of Sadness (悲情城市) Director: Hou Hsiao-hsien Writer(s): Chu Tien-wen, Wu Nien-jen Country: Taiwan Year: 1989 There is one way to learn about the past through history books. Piles of facts and retrospective speculations on the causes of different events cover a … Continue reading

Hero

Hero (英雄) Director: Zhang Yimou Written: Feng Li, Bin Wang, Zhang Yimou Country: China, Hong Kong Year: 2002 “Hero” on Amazon. Movie “Hero” is yet another cinematic re-imagination of The First Emperor of China, the King of Qin, Qin Shihuangdi. … Continue reading

"In the Mood for Love" poster

In the Mood for Love

In the Mood for Love (花樣年華) Director: Wong Kar-wai Written: Wong Kar-wai Country: Hong Kong Year: 2000 “In the Mood for Love” (The Criterion Collection) on Amazon. “In the Mood for Love” is one of the most highly acclaimed movies by … Continue reading

Chungking Express poster

Chungking Express

Chungking Express (重慶森林) Director: Wong Kar-wai Written: Wong Kar-wai Country: Hong Kong Year: 1994 “Chungking Express” on Amazon. “Chungking Express” is another highly regarded film by Wong Kar-wai (“2046”, “In the Mood for Love”). The film was made while Wong was still … Continue reading