The Assassin

The Assassin ★★★★

This was my first Hou Hsiao-hsien movie, and for a minute there I was reminded of the time I watched Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives as a budding 17 year old cinephile (lol) and was just so thoroughly unprepared for the wavelength it was asking me to be on. Luckily I caught on quicker here, slowly coming to the realization that this thing rips. Some real majestic images in this sucker.