Surely the forces of change are reshaping the Chinese psyche. Surely people, once suppressed by colorless conformity, are embracing individualism. Sorry, but no.
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Hong Kong director Tsui Hark is back, and if anything, his vision has gotten more crazily energetic and eye-dazzling in his latest effort, Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame.
The battle scenes -- often featuring outnumbered groups getting the best of larger armies -- have a dynamic vivacity, but The Warlords seems more interested in the politics of the Taiping Rebellion.
In his eight decades in the media business, Sir Run Run Shaw has built the Chinese-speaking world's most successful film and TV empire. He was co-foun...
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