A Better Tomorrow III: Love and Death in Saigon (Ying hung boon sik III: Zik yeung ji gor, 1989)

This is another of Tsui Hark’s directorial efforts that I hadn’t seen before. I saw the first two A Better Tomorrow films many years ago at the Seattle Art Museum, of all places, with director John Woo in attendance. I … Continue reading

Maps to the Stars (2014)

David Cronenberg’s latest film is a strange hybrid beast. It’s a Hollywood satire (or perhaps rude farce) about the vanity, venality, and stupidity of Hollywood stars, agents, hangers-on, and wannabes, but it’s also a heart-rending melodrama about hidden family secrets … Continue reading