Tag Archive for 'zhang yimou'

Shanghai Triad (Blu-ray Review)

Acclaimed and prolific Chinese director Zhang Yimou is as much associated with his wuxia films such as Hero and House of Flying Daggers as his acclaimed period dramas To Live and Raise the Red Lantern, from earlier in his career. 1995’s Shanghai Triad is one of Yimou’s lesser-known films, even while nominated for Best Cinematography […]


Shadow (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

With Shadow, director Zhang Yimou (Hero, House of Flying Daggers) once again pushes the boundaries of wuxia action to create a film like no other, masterfully painting a canvas of inky blacks and greys punctuated with bursts of color from the blood of the defeated. In a kingdom ruled by a young and unpredictable king, […]


Aaron’s Outstanding Top Ten Films of 2019

Here it is, my Top Ten Films of 2019! After plenty of viewing and consideration, I have put together my list of year-end favorites. This was another incredible year for film, and having watched around 200 2019 releases theatrically, as well as on various streaming services (though Netflix had another banner year), there was a […]


Monster Brawl At ‘The Great Wall’ (Movie Review)

I remember reading about The Great Wall over a year ago when I put together my list of most anticipated films for 2016. The concept of dropping Matt Damon and Andy Lau, among others, into a Zhang Yimou (Hero) film about soldiers fighting off monsters at the Great Wall of China sounded pretty amazing. The […]