The Great Wall

What the hell happened here NO Release date: December 6, 2016Director: Zhang Yimou Language: English, Mandarin Who should watch this movie: People who watch bad movies for fun. When should you watch this movie: When you need some background noise in your empty apartment. After watching Velocipastor and before watching Trolls 2.  The sell: YouContinue reading “The Great Wall”

To Live / 活著

Mao does not come out looking great in this one YES Release date: May 18, 1994Director: Zhang YimouLanguage: Mandarin Who should watch this movie: Students in a “20th Century Chinese History” class.  When should you watch this movie: When you are prepared/emotionally fortified against devastation.  The sell: This! Movie! Is! Sad! If you’re halfway throughContinue reading “To Live / 活著”

Hero / 英雄

Is Zhang Yimou a nationalist? We may never know YES Release date: October 24, 2002Director: Zhang YimouLanguage: Mandarin Who should watch this movie: Photographers. Dancers. Costume designers. Fans of the 2012 Beijing Olympics opening ceremony.  When should you watch this movie: When you want to be wowed.  The sell: When it comes to mis enContinue reading “Hero / 英雄”