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reviewed Life of PI (2012 movie). November 30, 2012
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'Life Of Pi' directed by Ang Lee
A young boy's family is moving their zoo animals from India to Canada when a storm sinks their freighter. The only survivors are Pi, a hyena, a zebra, and a tiger named Richard Parker, who find themselves …
reviewed Life of PI (2012 movie). November 19, 2012
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'Life Of Pi' directed by Ang Lee
By Joan Alperin Schwartz,   'Life Of Pi' directed by the brilliant visionary, Ang Lee ('Broadback Mountain', 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon') is the thrilling and powerful …
posted a Quick Tip about Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. November 10, 2010
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon DVD
Frankly, I didn't enjoy this one as much particularly since I'm not a fan of Chow Yun-Fat. I remembered it as being too long and I don't even remember what the entire show is all about anymore!
posted a Quick Tip about The Ice Storm. October 21, 2010
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Ang Lee - Ice Storm
I was told by many people that I was supposed to like it and these people tend to be right ... Nope. I didn't like it. I love most of the cast, but I kept feeling like I'd seen something like it befo …
reviewed Brokeback Mountain. October 13, 2010
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Brokeback Mountain
Simply put, Brokeback Mountain is a standard star-crossed love story. Romeo and Juliet belonged to warring houses; Ennis Delmar (Heath Ledger) and Jack Twist (Jake Gyllenhaal) belong to the same gender. …
posted a Quick Tip about Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. October 12, 2010
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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon DVD
What amounts largely to what I'm told as an Asian Fairy Tale with it's wire work and legends in a movie. Chow Yun Fat is awesome as is Michelle Yeoh in this story of a powerful sword taken by a young …
posted a Quick Tip about Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. July 14, 2010
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon DVD
This film has visually stunning fight scenes and set design.
posted a Quick Tip about Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. March 16, 2010
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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon DVD
I respect the fact that it opened America's doors to Chinese Wuxia, but NOT the best wuxia out there
posted a Quick Tip about Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. March 15, 2010
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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon DVD
Overrated and over long. I love martial arts movies, but this was just too melodramatic and predictable for me.
posted a Quick Tip about Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. March 15, 2010
posted in Reel Overseas
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon DVD
I pretty much grew up on Chinese martial arts flicks. I've seen better.
posted a Quick Tip about Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. March 12, 2010
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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon DVD
Chinese Oscar winner for best foreign film serves well as intro for uninitiated but may leave old fans wanting more.
posted a Quick Tip about Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. March 11, 2010
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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon DVD
An amazing special effects movie built around a warm story.
reviewed Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. February 27, 2010
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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon DVD
It's been a decade since Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon first came out, and there have been dozens of copycat and other Chinese epic movies in the meantime, but this one is still the best. Crouching Tiger, …
reviewed Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. February 27, 2010
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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon DVD
It's been a decade since Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon first came out, and there have been dozens of copycat and other Chinese epic movies in the meantime, but this one is still the best. Crouching Tiger, …
reviewed Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. February 27, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon DVD
It's been a decade since Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon first came out, and there have been dozens of copycat and other Chinese epic movies in the meantime, but this one is still the best. Crouching Tiger, …
reviewed Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. March 23, 2009
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon DVD
How could this movie make so many peoples' top 10 lists? The plot was ridiculous. The fight scenes were no big deal (generally any low budget Chinese Kung Fu movie has similar scenes. What was with all …
reviewed Brokeback Mountain. December 16, 2008
Brokeback Mountain
After watching Brokeback Mountain a few years ago, I was left with the distinct impression that it gave me a sense of pride to truly embrace the human qualities shared between two men. I felt that the …
reviewed Brokeback Mountain. December 16, 2008
Brokeback Mountain
I watched about half of this movie a few weeks ago and the other half last night.  For some reason I could not catch the whole movie.  Anyway, this movie is so powerful, it's not just about …
reviewed Brokeback Mountain. December 11, 2008
Brokeback Mountain
Movie Review: Brokeback Mountain December 8, 2005 by Amy | Edit By Amy Lamare, December 8, 2005 To simply call Brokeback Mountain (BRKMT) a gay western is to deny the core of the movie's message. …
reviewed Brokeback Mountain. December 10, 2008
Brokeback Mountain
When I first saw Brokeback Mountain I left the cinemas, broke down into a mess, sat in my car weeping, drove home, cried, and fell into a state of depression for about 20 days. I eventually crawled out …
reviewed The Ice Storm. November 01, 2008
Ang Lee - Ice Storm
Two neighboring families experience a long and ultimately life-changing Thanksgiving weekend. The story moves from one house to the other where the adults are all bored with their spouses (but not with …
reviewed The Ice Storm. September 04, 2008
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Ang Lee - Ice Storm
Pros: entire cast, cinematography     Cons: ..     The Bottom Line: "Oh, life's a work of fiction  Wistful wind of a train  Find security in …
reviewed Brokeback Mountain. July 13, 2006
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Brokeback Mountain
I believe we can. This movie will be remembered for years and years to come due to its superb acting, majestic cinematography, incredible dialog, intense emotion, cogent storyline, and the excellent score …
reviewed Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. March 08, 2006
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon DVD
Some people here cannot see the beauty of things even when it hits them in the face. Ang Lee has said he has always wanted to make a Wu Xia film and he did, he brought sophistication and strong production …
reviewed Brokeback Mountain. February 26, 2006
Brokeback Mountain
Pros: Artfully directed; supremely acted.      Cons: Nothing really.     The Bottom Line: In the final analysis Brokeback Mountain is a stunning and provocative …
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