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Spring in a Small Town - a beguiling, slow burning drama

Advantages: A beautifully acted and beguiling film
Disadvantages: Black and white and with subtitles (if that's an issue)

And so another film that seems to have a classic tag associated to it, always a bad thing going into a film. Instant disappointment, just add viewing The BFI recently had a retrospective of Chinese cinema. I didn’t go and see a single film, not sure ...

GenerallyInterested 05.06.2015 · Read full review
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One man will challenege an empire.

Advantages: beautifully shot, performed, presented. A sublime and unique experience
Disadvantages: the way the story is told may confuse

Those who are big fans of world filmmaking instead of that of just Hollywood; with its predictable rom-coms, heavy handed dramas and ‘scary’ teen flicks, and of course let’s not forget our very own, British film industry to which the majority of projects ...

DarkMark 22.10.2004 · Read full review
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Hero

Advantages: Visual feast, excellent cast, unique narrative style.
Disadvantages: Fights go on too long, lack of depth.

...any way that I can review Hero without comparing it to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon? Probably not, so we'll get it out of the way early. I wasn't a fan of that film at all, and was frankly amazed at the success it enjoyed. It deserves recogn ...

eddie7sf 03.09.2004 · Read full review
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My hero

Advantages: Great cast, beautiful cinematography
Disadvantages: It's taken two years to come out over here

In pre-unified china two thousand years ago, the emperor of the largest of seven kingdoms forbids anyone to come within a hundred paces of him, through fear of assassination. But when a nameless sheriff claims to have killed his three most dangerous enemi ...

afy9mab 28.09.2004 · Read full review
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A Graceful Martial Arts Action Flick

Advantages: Engrossing, stunning in parts - visual elements, choreography, eastern music,
Disadvantages: Plot a bit unclear, dubbed English

- Story - In ancient (what is now regarded as) China, a defense officer who is literally known as nameless (being an unknown), is made to face the King of the Qin region, to answer in relation to his reputation for having ruthlessly assassinated ...

IzzyS 12.10.2016 · Read full review
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