Blue Gate Crossing (Lanse Da Men)

Writer-director Yee Chih-Yen’s second film, Blue Gate Crossing, is so simple a story that it might seem slight were its greatness not revealed in the telling. As with many a joke, what makes it work isn’t what is said  ...

L’Auberge Espagnole

Cedric Klapisch’s deft, exhilarating comedy about a Parisian spending a year in Barcelona is light-hearted fun marred only by an embarrassingly pat ending.It does for middle class European students what Whit Stillman’s Metropolitan did for New York’s upper crust  ...

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Click the poster to buy at MovieGoods.com The decision is in. The finale in Peter Jackson’s massive Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Return of the King delivers, and Jackson saved the best for last. It  ...

The Docks of New York

The Docks of New York.is one of Josef von Sternberg's lesser seen yet most accomplished works. All of von Sternberg’s best traits are found here – ravishing mood and atmosphere, sensual photography, and the conference of iconic status onto  ...

The Matrix Revolutions

Enter the Matrix Highly original blend of the game genres of driving, fighting, and action/exploration The first Matrix movie may not have been all that original, but the way it synthesized its many inspirations – Hong  ...

PTU

Veteran Hong Kong action director Johnnie To sets the stage right from the start of PTU when the head of the Police Tactical Unit, Sgt. Mike Ho (Simon Yam), chastises his colleagues for taking the death of an officer  ...

Goodbye Dragon Inn (Bu San)

Goodbye Dragon Inn is Taiwanese filmmaker Tsai Ming-Liang’s attempt to commit Taipei’s Fu-Ho movie theater, a one-time cruising spot for gay patrons, to cinematic memory before it is torn down. Pervasive in its nostalgia, the movie is interspersed with  ...

Elephant

Following Gerry, Gus Van Sant continues his Bela Tarr-influenced work with Elephant, a controversial take on the Columbine massacre that won the Cannes Palm d’Or earlier this year. Partly inspired by Alan Clarke’s 1989 TV movie of the same  ...

So Close (Chik yeung tin sai)

Selling So Close as a Hong Kong Charlie’s Angels is so wrong. The Angels simply aren’t worthy. Stars Shu Qi, Vicki Zhao, and Karen Mok strike poses that make Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz, and Lucy Liu look like prepubescent  ...

One-Armed Swordsman (Dubei Dao)

One-Armed Swordsman is a prime choice for The Film Society of Lincoln Center’s "Heroic Grace: The Chinese Martial Arts Film" series. The movie is one of the essential classics of Hong Kong cinema, and its director Chang Cheh (Super  ...