Ronny Yu, the director who made his name with 1993’s “The Bride with White Hair”, Jet Li’s “Fearless”, and even such American films such as “Freddy vs. Jason” and “Bride of Chucky” returns to Hong Kong cinema in 2013 with “Saving General Yang”. It is a straightforward retelling of the story of the Yang family that has been adapted numerous times in past. The Shaw Bros. classic “The Eight Diagram Pole Fighter” and … more
Sometimes I need to pause to reflect on one honest fact for those who stumble across my reviews: I’ve seen scads and scads of foreign releases, and this sometimes means that – because of that vast library stuck in my brain – I may not enjoy one film as much as the next reviewer. That doesn’t make my review any less credible, nor does it the other person’s. Instead, I think it ends up providing a kind of ‘critical balance’ between those just discovering … more
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