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House of Flying Daggers

In ninth century China, a rebel group called The Flying Daggers is constantly challenging government authority; agents Jin and Leo (Takeshi Kaneshiro, Andy Lau) are hoping a blind dancer (Zhang Ziyi) will take them to the group’s leaders. Director Zhang Yimou followed up Hero (2002) with another visually stunning martial arts adventure. A beautiful autumn … Continue reading House of Flying Daggers

Memoirs of a Geisha

In 1929, a nine-year-old girl is sold to a geisha house where she’s trained to become the perfect female companion; love and war await her as an adult. Director Rob Marshall followed up Chicago (2002) with this epic portrayal of Japanese geishas but without the intensity that set his previous film on fire. There’s long … Continue reading Memoirs of a Geisha