The Strange Case of Hou Hsiao-Hsien and the Very Very Long Take

TIFF’s got a retrospective of Taiwanese master Hou Hsiao-Hsien on right now. Which could make you swoon, if you love lush cinematography, oblique story-telling and very long takes with a free-wandering camera. Or it … Continue reading The Strange Case of Hou Hsiao-Hsien and the Very Very Long Take

Saturday At The Movies: The Grandmaster

My oldest grandson, Jimmy, a lover of martial arts and a serious student of Muay Thai; won every tournament he’s ever entered. This year he and some of his friends … Continue reading Saturday At The Movies: The Grandmaster