Thursday, November 12, 2015

Cinema Clips: The Assassin

Posted By on Thu, Nov 12, 2015 at 10:13 AM


There’s something intoxicating about a movie that excels being something you did not expect. A Taiwanese film set 1,000 years ago and called “The Assassin” brings to mind a lot of high-flying action, and while there is some here and there, this is a moody, deliberate, and fascinating picture. Hou Hsiao-Hsien is a director you probably haven’t heard much about, but he just won best director at Cannes this summer, and it’s tough to find a great counterargument. The assassin is portrayed by Shu Qi, who you might recall from the first “Transporter” movie. While she does not show emotion on the job, the film does a great job weaving in her emotions through allegory and flashbacks. This is really good stuff, one of those period martial arts films like “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” that transcend the boundaries of genre and into must-see territory.

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Previously in the Range

More by Colin Boyd

Today | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri | Sat | Sun
Burlesque Fitness

Burlesque Fitness @ Floor Polish

Mondays, Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

All of today's events | Staff Picks

Staff Pick

Carnival of Illusion: Magic, Mystery & Oooh La La!

This top-rated illusion show is "Revitalizing Magic" by blending an international travel theme with all the charms… More

@ Scottish Rite Grand Parlour Saturdays. Continues through April 14 160 South Scott Ave

» More Picks

Submit an Event Listing

Popular Content

  1. Steve Bannon Beats the Drum Against Undocumented Immigrants in Tucson Appearance (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  2. The Weekly List: 25 Things To Do In Tucson This Week (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  3. The Koch Brothers Are Spending Money To Make Arizona's Education More To Their Liking (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  4. National Stars Shine on Tucson’s Comedy Fest (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  5. Laughing Stock: Oct. 29 and Other Trips, er, Tips (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)

© 2017 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation