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Thursday, January 20, 2005

2004: Wait -- who's giving the inaugural address?

4 -- Ying xiong [Hero]

Some thoughts: Long story short: cinematographer Christopher Doyle is a genius. Maggie Cheung ain't so bad, either.

What we said then: The colors! The story! Brilliant ... vivid use of reds, blues and even whites ... incredible choreography in the battle scenes ... sometimes too Crouching Tiger-ish, but still ... all four leads give great performances ... deathbed on the lake -- stunning ... Zhang Ziyi -- most beautiful woman alive? ... fighting on the water, or with yellow leaves in red forest ... slow-mo water and blood drops [10/10]

Nagging question: Why haven't I seen House of Flying Daggers yet?

They said it better: Marjorie Baumgarten (****), Manohla Dargis
dynamarx - 9:54 AM

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What a pretentious title!