Tai Chi Hero
Chinese steampunk martial arts blockbuster about the early years of Tai chi master Yang Luchan, the man who founded in the 19th century what has now become the most popular Tai Chi style in the world. The second instalment of the "Tai Chi" trilogy continues the journey of Yang Luchan, a gifted child with a fleshy growth on his forehead who helped save a village from a frightening army of steampunk soldiers bearing strange machines with the knowledge of Tai Chi that they entrusted him with.
- Stars:Yuan Xiaochao, Qi Shu, Tony Leung Ka Fai, Angelababy, Eddie Peng, Daniel Wu, Stephen Fung, Peter Stormare, Yin Tse, Di Wu, Jade Xu, Wei Ai Xuan, Biao Yuen,
- Director:Stephen Fung,
- Writer:Chia-lu Chang (screenplay), Kuo-Fu Chen (story), Hsiao-tse Cheng (screenplay)
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(ru) wrote: 4.0/4.0When I started watching Belgian import "The Broken Circle Breakdown", I was expecting a deconstructing a relationship kind of movie ala "Blue Valentine". "Blue Valentine" was one of my favorite movies of 2010 but I must say that this Belgian import really took me by surprise. It is an emotional roller coaster that will literally drive you to tears and tackles religion and belief in good in a unique way that suits it's narrative. It also brings in world events into the picture (such as 9/11) in a completely unpretentious way. And then there is the music!!The movie centers on a couple whose six-year-old daughter in 2003 develops terminal cancer and how that event rattles their perfect relationship. The present day (2003) events are? intercut with earlier days of their relationship. As the movie plays along, the narrative becomes more and more non-linear, which is a bit confusing at the beginning but handsomely pays off by the end.He is Didier (Johan Heldenbergh), a welder and lead singer of a bluegrass band. He is the romantic in the story; he finds it difficult to control his feelings and emotions. But he also is a non-believer. She is Elise (Veerle Baetens), a tattoo artist who gets introduced to bluegrass by Didier and eventually sings with his band. She is the opposite of Didier - a rational believer. How their differences are of no significance at the early years of their relationship and how they are fleshed out when their daughter is sick is something to behold. The two leads are a tour-de-force portraying flawed characters that one gets to relate to and sympathize with.Writer-director ?Felix von Groningen does a great job maneuvering the non-linear story structure for the film's benefit. Also, the music is an important character with a lot of beautiful classic bluegrass songs."The Broken Circle Breakdown" is sometimes difficult to watch but nonetheless well worth watching. It kept me thinking throughout and stayed with me long after I have seen it. A modern classic! Adapted by the director from a play by lead actor Heldenbergh and Mieke Dobbels. Nominated for a Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.
(fr) wrote: a bright star that fails to shine
(au) wrote: Infiltrating ETA in Franco`s age? Definately worth watching!
(nl) wrote: Interesting 'southern' character study with some nice comic moments, but it is script heavy with very little stimulus to it.
(nl) wrote: The story did not make an impression.
(fr) wrote: Often earmarked as a staple of the self-parodying Western, the marriage of silly comedy and plot works well. Yet, these intentions mar the orchestral exhilaration you'd expect from a Spaghetti Western. 7/10
(mx) wrote: This classic has Rock Hudson as a womanizing football coach, every girl he sleeps with keeps on ending up dead...thats funny right there. The gay induendo's alone make this film a fricken gem. "you better guard your queen"
(es) wrote: Monday, October 31, 2011 (1953) I, Vitelloni (In Italian with English subtitles) DRAMA Quite tame and outdated slice of life film which is supposed to be an autobiography of director's Fellini's life centering on five school chums just out of school, and are uninspired, spend alot of time drifting, and just coming to grips of becoming adults! Out of it`s five main characters, there was only one character I identified with the most amongst the rest who`re unethical buffoons, especially Fausto (Franco Fabrizi)who usually refuses to accept any resposibilities for his actions and is a womanizer! Major hit in Italy as well as the rest of the world. Some parts of the film's themes is somewhat the bases of many films, including George Lucas's "American Graffiti", the very effective "Five Easy Pieces" directed by Bob Rafelson and "Diner" to name a few. Somewhat low 3 out of 4
(au) wrote: Decent horny family summer movie. Some jokes more cringy and creepy than others but the whole stands up. It's a film that looks like so many I saw as kid though. They just go a bit further nowaday.
(ru) wrote: It has been a long time since a movie effected me in such an emotional way. What's more, it didn't make me emotional during the film but hours later. As I mulled over the film the full emotional weight of what I'd just watched hit me. This is Cassavetes most confounding work but it also may be his most emotional. As always, Rowlands and himself give masterful performances as two emotionally wounded siblings who find themselves in major crises. Cassavetes doesn't let us even know they are siblings until Rowlands' Sarah has been with Cassavetes for some time. Plus, by films end, I'm not sure if either were in a better or clearer place. Still, Love Streams is about the action. It's about the things we do, sometimes desperate, for love and for the ones we love. In that instance, it's a classic Cassavetes film and a classic Cassavetes theme. "Do you believe love is a constant stream?"
(gb) wrote: [70/B-] A weird tragicomic Southern-Gothic tale about repression, sublimation, loneliness, and banal despair. It moves, slithers, with a logic and pace that will bewilder or bore some viewers, trading obvious cues and action for a kind of sustained ambiance of languid, sour defeat amid people lost in an endless smothering summer of self-deceit, voyeurism, impotence, adultery, and yearning. The movie doesn't always work, but it's carried along by some very nice photography and more-or-less smashing work by the principle actors. I particularly liked the counterpoint between the air-headed, giggling, floozy belle, played by Taylor, with Brando's lost, tortured, morose army major. Brando is really quite good and nuanced here, if overly mumbly (sometimes obscuring some rather good lines). He slipped into this kind of role so very easily: a man barely able to contain his angelic grief, on the brink of falling out of society for good. Not to be overlooked: a brief out-of-control galloping horse scene, with Brando in the saddle, shot with masterful relish and panache. The agony he expresses soon after is a terrific performance and portrait of despair.