A Boy and His Dog by L.Q. Jones (Review)
It’s easy to see why this is such a cult film, but it actually has merit and wit, as opposed to sinking to sub-Corman levels.
A Better Tomorrow by John Woo (Review)
If you want to see how Woo’s incredible style began and how much it has since matured, watch A Better Tomorrow.
May Day Mayhem! by Róbert Koltai (Review)
Playing at your local art-house, May Day Mayhem! is a strong recommendation.
Invincible Pole Fighter by Lau Kar-Leung (Review)
There’s something tragic and disturbingly violent that keeps this from being just another chopsocky flick.
Anna Magdalena by Chung Man Yee (Review)
Anna Magdalena is about unrequited love, but I don’t need song and dance numbers and a subpar adventure story to reinforce that.
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring by Peter Jackson (Review)
It’s a powerful movie that made me richer for having seen it.
Ballistic Kiss by Donnie Yen (Review)
Ballistic Kiss makes a pretty convincing argument for loving a film for its style rather than its substance.
Uncorked by John Huddles (Review)
A totally enjoyable film about a very mixed up and dysfunctional, yet likable, group of family and friends.
The Princess and the Warrior by Tom Tykwer (Review)
Tykwer’s attempt is certainly admirable, but it lacks any of the punch or panache that fueled Run Lola Run.
Fulltime Killer by Johnnie To, Wai Ka-Fai (Review)
Brilliantly acted and paced hitman action movie that runs out of steam well before the credits.
The One by James Wong (Review)
Not one of Jet Li’s crown jewels, though it’s certainly a far cry better than the pathetic Romeo Must Die.
The King of Masks by Wu Tianming (Review)
A movie that touches on many powerful, provocative issues but also leaves me strangely cold and unaffected.