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Insight in the making

With unforgettable works from “The Bride with White Hair” to “Fearless,” Director Ronny Yu (于仁泰) is finally back in the spotlight after seven year of silence with “Saving General Yang,” a historical war movie set in the Northern Song Dynasty (A.D. 960-1127).
2013/3/29
G.I. Joe: Retaliation

If a big, dumb action movie knows it's a big, dumb action movie and revels in that fact, is that preferable to a big, dumb action movie making the mistake of thinking it's significant, relevant art?
2013/3/29
Yes, but 100 times no

To some, marriage is a word; but to others, it is a sentence. That's why, in the newly released movie, “Say Yes” (101次求婚), it takes 101 proposals to get the girl of your dreams.
2013/3/22
 - Drama
'Creatures' concocts familiar teen angst

The genders have been reversed but the supernatural, star-crossed teen angst remains firmly intact in “Beautiful Creatures,” which clearly aims to pick up where the “Twilight” franchise left off.
2013/3/22
 - Drama
'Promised Land,' engaging and entertaining

“Promised Land” is an engaging and entertaining — if preachy — look at Big Energy and fracking — the land-and-water-wrecking practice of drilling and pumping water and chemicals into the ground to extract natural gas from shale.
2013/3/22
 - Drama
'Oz the Great and Powerful' isn't exactly either

“Oz the Great and Powerful” aims for nostalgia in older viewers who grew up on “The Wizard of Oz” and still hold the classic dear, while simultaneously enchanting a newer, younger audience. It never really accomplishes either successfully.
2013/3/15
 - Comedy
Aspider crawls up the leg of 18-year-old India Stoker (Mia Wasikowska) early in Park Chan-wook's English-language debut, “Stoker,” and she regards it passively, intrigued.
2013/3/15
 - Drama
'Amour' delicately depicts difficult topic

Michael Haneke takes a subject you don't often see in movies and probably don't even want to see — the slow, steady deterioration of an elderly woman — and handles it with great grace in “Amour.”
2013/3/8
 - Comedy
'Mama' more teasing than shocking horror

A playful, elegantly made little horror film,“Mama” teasingly sustains a game of hide-and-seek as it tantalizes the audience with fleeting apparitions of the title character while maintaining interest in two deeply disturbed little orphan girls.
2013/3/8
 - Horror
A lively, detailed 'Giant Slayer'

A big-budget, effects-laden, 3D retelling of the Jack and the Beanstalk legend may seem like the unlikeliest pairing yet of director Bryan Singer and writer Christopher McQuarrie, but “Jack the Giant Slayer” ends up being smart, thrilling and a whole lot of fun.
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