Directed by Taiwanese filmmaker Teng Yung-shin (鄧勇星), “Return Ticket” (到阜陽六百里) is the kind of film about Shanghai that rarely plays in a theater near you.
When powerful men amass their armies and go to battle in a tight political race, even the most idealistic and fervent political junkies may find their faith tested, if not obliterated.
The post-war Bosnia drama “The Whistleblower” earns high marks for its humanitarian intentions and for Rachel Weisz's steely performance as an American cop-turned-peacekeeper who exposes a sex-trafficking ring.
“Laughable” probably isn't the word the makers of “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1” were aiming for, but there it is; laughter, in all the wrong places.
2011/11/25, 1 Comment
A class act such as “The Help” is rare enough in Hollywood. Coming at the tail end of summer blockbuster season, it's almost unheard of.
“Moneyball” is a thinking person's baseball movie, and a baseball fan's thinking movie.
The so-called octagon of mixed martial arts, the caged arena in which bouts take place, has a long way to go in movies if it wants to approach the cinematic power of the boxing ring.
Director Steven Soderbergh's “Contagion,” a sleek, elegantly mounted dissection of a global pandemic, begins simply enough, in Hong Kong, with Beth Emhoff (Gwyneth Paltrow) under the weather and waiting to catch a flight back to America.