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Love, Blood, and Growing Old

Jiang Hu–The Triad Zone *** Directed by Dante Lam Written by Chan Hing-kar and Amy Chin With Tony Leung Ka-fai, Sandra Ng, Roy Cheung, Chan Fai-hung, Eason Chan, Anthony Wong, Lee San-san, and Eric Tsang. By Steve Erickson No matter how global our mass culture becomes, Kipling may have been right when he wrote that […]

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Flashy Trash

Nowhere to Hide ** Written and directed by Lee Myung-Se With Park Joong-Hoon, Ahn Sung-Ki, and Jang Dong-Kun. By Steve Erickson Americans may divide contemporary Asian cinema into nonstop action films (John Woo’s Hard-Boiled) or austere formalist works (Hou Hsiao-hsien’s Flowers of Shanghai), but as demonstrated by Ang Lee in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, what’s […]