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The Grandmaster

Wong Kar-Wai's 'The Grandmaster' Pays Tribute to Bruce Lee's Teacher Ip Man

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 02.01.2015 | Entertainment
Helen I. Hwang

Nothing beats Wong Kar-Wai's stylized cinematic flair, and he punches his characteristic nostalgic imprint on the world of martial arts in his latest theatrical release, The Grandmaster.

My Favorite Films of 2013

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's the time of year when critics release their lists of the year's best films. It feels like a competitive sport -- or a provocation, which all of these lists are, by nature. As in: "This is my list of the best films. If you don't agree, you're wrong."

The Grandmaster

Francis Levy | Posted 12.02.2013 | Entertainment
Francis Levy

"A true martial artist doesn't live for. He simply lives" is one of the many aphorisms that make up Kar Wai Wong's The Grandmaster. This one is from B...

The Grandmaster and Taiwan's Young Ambassadors: Restoring Lost Honor

Mahlon Meyer | Posted 11.09.2013 | Entertainment
Mahlon Meyer

The government of Taiwan, in a move of consummate ingenuity, has sent a group of its top six students, all young women, all from Taiwan University (Taiwan's top school), on a bold journey to restore its place in the world.

The Journey of The Grandmaster

Wong Kar Wai | Posted 10.22.2013 | Entertainment
Wong Kar Wai

To me, the structure of a movie is like a clock or a prized watch -- it's about precision and perfect balance.

Kung Fu Poetics: Wong Kar Wai's The Grandmaster

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.17.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The most stunning film of the year, Wong Kar Wai's The Grandmaster displays a fight genre as ballet, limning a history of Ip Man, Bruce Lee's martial ...

Wong Kar Wai: The Grandmaster on The Grandmaster

John Lopez | Posted 10.15.2013 | Los Angeles
John Lopez

Wong Kar Wai will go down in history as one of the greatest filmmakers ever to wield a wide-angle lens. Don't believe me: ask Martin Scorsese.

Once Upon a Time in Kung Fu

Bey Logan | Posted 10.12.2013 | Entertainment
Bey Logan

There's a Chinese saying that, when you drink the water, you should remember the place from where it flows. Following this principle, The Grandmaster reveals the legend that lies behind martial arts movie icon Bruce Lee.

Live from the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival: Sunday, June 30

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.30.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

People occasionally ask me how I choose the films I see at a film festival. There's a long, complicated answer to that but let's go with a short one: Sometimes the films pick me.

Kung Fu as Foreplay: The Grandmaster Electrifies the 63rd Berlinale

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 04.13.2013 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

The Grandmaster, a multilayered message of integrity of the individual who lives by a moral code integrating all opposites, is all too appropriate for the once divided city.