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

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 12.02.2014 | 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."

Movie Review: Machete Kills

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Machete, which turned veteran character actor Danny Trejo into a leading man, was a wild and wildly violent action-comedy, a spoof of exploitation films of the 1970s. So, obviously, is Machete Kills. How much of a spoof?

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.

Hong Kong Fest Gets Huge Opening Movie

AP | Posted 04.24.2013 | Entertainment

HONG KONG — "Ip Man: The Final Fight," about the latter years of the Wing Chun master Ip Man, will open the Hong Kong International Film Festiva...

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.

Iconic Filmmaker Debuts New Film

AP | FRANK JORDANS | Posted 04.09.2013 | Entertainment

BERLIN — Martial arts epic "The Grandmaster" kicked off the Berlin Film Festival on Thursday, introducing an international audience to Yip Man, ...

Details On Wong Kar-Wai's Upcoming Epic Revealed

AP | Posted 02.18.2013 | Arts

BERLIN — Chinese director Wong Kar-wai's martial arts epic "The Grandmaster" will have its international premiere at next year's Berlin Film Fes...

Kimberly Zsebe, a Future Icon of the Art World (VIDEO)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 02.16.2013 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

If it's true that an artist can become a piece of art themselves, then Zsebe is evidence of that. 2012-12-11-zpull.jpg

Must Watch: The Visually Stunning Trailer for Wong Kar-Wai's "The Grandmasters"

ARTINFO | Posted 01.09.2013 | Arts
ARTINFO

Five years after his last film, the rather disappointing "My Blueberry Nights," Wong Kar-Wai is back with his latest feature, "The Grandmasters," for ...

DVDs: E.T. Remains Spielberg's Masterpiece

Michael Giltz | Posted 12.21.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

When the director of Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Raiders decided what to create next, he focused instead on a modestly budgeted film about a boy who befriends an alien. The result was the biggest hit of his career.

Sands of Time on Dirty Beaches

Gideon Resnick | Posted 11.12.2012 | Arts
Gideon Resnick

Badlands provides a quick visit to this world, eight songs amounting to a 27 minute capsule in time, a brief pit stop on the highway Alex Hungtai's character - and perhaps himself - calls home.

Famous Chinese Director To Head Jury At Berlin Festival

AP | Posted 10.28.2012 | Arts

BERLIN — Organizers of the Berlin International Film Festival say Chinese director Wong Kar-wai will lead the jury at next year's event in Febru...

25 Foreign Films Even Subtitle Haters Should See

John Farr | Posted 05.31.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Reading subtitles is a lot like riding a bicycle. Practice not only makes perfect, soon enough it's second nature so you don't even notice you're doing it. This particularly holds true when you're watching something great.

Leaving Sundance 2010: Parting Thoughts

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The roots of Sundance were acres of granola-flavored films about people in small towns or women in crisis or something that was equally high-minded but was consistently bemoaned as not being particularly commercial.

DVDs: Just A Tiny Bit Of Comfort, 007

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

The last few weekends, I've been watching as a 12 year old boy works his way through my James Bond DVDs, so I feel as ready as ever to tackle the newest Bond.

DVDs: Ron Howard Vs. Ron Howard

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

With Frost/Nixon opening today in select cities, Universal has found the right time to celebrate director Ron Howard by releasing The Ron Howard Spotlight Collection. Which four movies of Ron Howard's do you think are his best?