• Chinese Odyssey 2002

    Chinese Odyssey 2002

    ★★★★

    A spiritual sequel to the Eagle Shooting Heroes, it’s pretty obvious that Wong Kar-Wai not only produced the film but also ghost wrote it as well. Tony Leung is such a national treasure.

  • Nina Wu

    Nina Wu

    ★★★½

    A very stylized live-action version of Perfect Blue. Midi Z’s use of subjective sound is particularly well-done, as always.

  • Godzilla vs. Kong

    Godzilla vs. Kong

    ★★½

    The whole point of this film to prove how awesome Pacific Rim is.

  • The Ten Commandments

    The Ten Commandments

    ★★★★

    Great film but too Protestant.

  • Nobody

    Nobody

    ★★★½

    A History of Violence in the age of John Wick

  • Lost Course

    Lost Course

    ★★★★½

    This documentary is a living provement that how fragile democracy is and the so-called “grassroots democracy” can never be truly achieved under the current one-party rule of the Communist Party.
    It’s also worth noting that the song appears towards the very end of the film is Lo Ta-Yu’s iconic Queen's Road East, a song written in 1991 to describe Hong Kongers’ fear of the communist takeover. It’s a subtle yet smart way to tie the pro-democracy movements of both Wukan and Hong Kong together.

  • The Courier

    The Courier

    ★★★

    Another sanitized spy drama. The real motive behind Penkovsky’s defection is not “world peace” but because of his disillusionment to the Soviet Union. His intelligence didn’t defuse the Cuban Missle Crisis. Rather, JFK used the information to call out Khrushchev‘a bluff. But of course this won’t fit the Hollywood’s narrative. Still, it’s very nice to see in a Hollywood film that real Russian actors portraying Russian characters and speaking in Russian instead of Russian-accented English.

  • Zack Snyder's Justice League

    Zack Snyder's Justice League

    ★★★★

    Is 4-hour too long?
    Yes.
    Should some scenes be left in the editing room if this was a film aiming for theatrical release?
    Absolutely.

    But for a project that only made possible by the diehard fans, along with the help of the streaming war, it’s perfectly understandable that Zack Snyder wanted to put everything he got out there, just for once. It certainly helps building up the characters especially those who didn’t have a solo film before this film. Only…

  • The Quiet Man

    The Quiet Man

    ★★★★½

    Very Irish indeed. Though probably Ford’s most colorful work, many scenes from this film look straight out of a silent film.

  • Septet: The Story of Hong Kong

    Septet: The Story of Hong Kong

    ★★★★

    Very good: Johnnie To, Patrick Tam, Tsui Hark
    Good: Ann Hui, Ringo Lam
    Fair: Yuen Woo-ping, Sammo Hung

  • Tenet

    Tenet

    ★★★★★

    70 mm IMAX at AMC Lincoln Square

  • Wanda

    Wanda

    ★★★★★

    It makes Bonnie & Clyde look like a Disney cartoon.