To Kill or Not to Kill? Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s The Assassin

What was your first wuxia film? Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)? Zhang Yimou’s Hero (2003), or House of Flying Daggers (2004)? Maybe an old classic, like the Shaw Brothers’ The One-Armed Swordsman (1967)? With its balletic, often on … Continue reading To Kill or Not to Kill? Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s The Assassin