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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
This martial arts film succeeds as a great pulp yarn, a historical drama, an epic love story, a humorous action tale, and a modern feminist fable.
"...Directed by: Ang Lee. Starring: Michelle Yeoh, Chow Yun Fat, Chang Chen,..."

Jan. 12, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Ice Storm
Emotional deep freeze during a 1973 Thanksgiving weekend in Connecticut.
"...Directed by: Ang Lee. Starring: Kevin Kline, Joan Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Christina..."

Nov. 14, 1997 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Life of Pi
This time Ang Lee's tiger is not crouching; this animal has its claws out and has only an adolescent boy for companionship – or vice versa.
"...Directed by: Ang Lee. Starring: Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Rafe Spall, Tabu,..."

Nov. 23, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Brokeback Mountain
The beautifully wrought film is a tragic love story (not a "gay cowboy movie") that’s defined by its staggering heartbreak.
"...Directed by: Ang Lee. Starring: Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Williams, Anne..."

Dec. 16, 2005 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Incredible Hulk
Finally, the Hulk is truly incredible. As of right now, it's Marvel's universe; we just live in it.
"...Nelson, Ty Burrell and Christina Cabot. Five years after Ang Lee attempted a stylistically and narratively daring reimagining of..."

June 13, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Tortilla Soup
In Tortilla Soup (based on Ang Lee's wonderful Chinese film Eat Drink Man Woman), Hector Elizondo plays the family patriarch, a retired master chef and a longtime widower, who lives with his three grown daughters.
"...apart, how food is totemic and inter-generational, how it changes in tune with the culture.? I wrote those words..."

Aug. 24, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Defying Gravity
With Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Ang Lee took one of the most maligned of cinematic genres -- the kung fu film -- and created an epic many critics (this one included) are calling the year's best movie. We spoke with him about the film's grueling shoot, the refinement it makes to the martial arts genre, and more.
"...With Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Ang Lee took one of the most maligned of cinematic..."

Jan. 12, 2001 Screens Feature by Sarah Hepola

True Legend
The great martial-arts choreographer Yuen Woo-ping directs this saga about the inventor of Drunken Fist fighting.
"...talents to directors Quentin Tarantino (Kill Bill’s two volumes), Ang Lee (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), and the Wachowski brothers..."

May 13, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Saving Face
In this breezy Chinese-American coming-out comedy, ethnic, generational, and family identities collide with the anything-goes ethos of modern love.
"...Chen, Jessica Hecht, Ato Essandoh, David Shih and Brian Yang. This breezy Chinese-American coming-out comedy has a big cast,..."

July 1, 2005 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Big Night
"...exhilaration of eating with such mouthwatering gusto. And like Ang Lee's 1994 film, it effortlessly integrates its undeniable love..."

Oct. 4, 1996 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The Hulk
"...Directed by: Ang Lee. Starring: Eric Bana, Nick Nolte, Jennifer Connelly, Sam..."

June 20, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Ride With the Devil
"...Directed by: Ang Lee. Starring: Simon Baker-Denny, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Jewel, Jeffrey Wright,..."

Dec. 17, 1999 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Lust, Caution
The NC-17-rated passion in Ang Lee's movie is at distinct odds with the chilly film that surrounds its lovers.
"...Directed by: Ang Lee. Starring: Tang Wei, Tony Leung, Joan Chen and..."

Oct. 12, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

TV Eye
As a breakout film for Kathie Lee, E! Entertainment's original movie Spinning Out of Control misses the mark. Also, the upcoming Independent Spirit Awards and Oscar-related programs.
"...It must be tough to be Kathie Lee Gifford. Just think about all the jokes. Jokes about..."

March 16, 2001 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

Taking Woodstock
The director of Brokeback Mountain looks for peace and love in another decade and finds it at the legendary festival through the story of one key participant.
"...Directed by: Ang Lee. Starring: Demetri Martin, Henry Goodman, Imelda Staunton, Jonathan..."

Aug. 28, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
A soldier returns home in Ang Lee's war movie
"...Directed by: Ang Lee. Starring: Joe Alwyn, Garrett Hedlund, Arturo Castro, Steve..."

Nov. 23, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Sense and Sensibility
The lively and funny screenplay adaptation of Jane Austen written by Emma Thompson, who also stars, was rewarded with an Oscar.
"...Directed by: Ang Lee. Starring: Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Kate Winslet, Hugh..."

Dec. 15, 1995 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Eat Drink Man Woman
"...Directed by: Ang Lee. Starring: Sihung Lung, Kuei-Mei Yang, Chien-Lien Wu, Winston..."

Aug. 19, 1994 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Wedding Banquet
"...Directed by: Ang Lee. Starring: Winston Chao, May Chin, Mitchell Lichtenstein, Sihung..."

Sept. 17, 1993 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

All Wrapped Up
From biopics to end-of-day thrillers, a look at the films you'll be standing in line for this Christmas.
"...the much-anticipated Andy Kaufman story, Man on the Moon; Ang Lee shifts time periods to the Civil War after..."

Nov. 26, 1999 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Ice Storm
Revisiting Ang Lee's The Ice Storm and its survey of the moral dissolution of American life through the Nixon era
"...of two suburban Connecticut families. Before filming began, director Ang Lee presented each member of cast and crew with..."

March 28, 2008 Screens Review by John Davidson

Bangkok Dangerous
The Pang brothers' remake of their own film is all cock and no bang.
"...Directed by: Oxide Pang Chun and Danny Pang. Starring: Nicolas Cage, Shahkrit Yamnarm,..."

Sept. 12, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Film Reviews
Recommended
"...Essentially, Public Access is the story of a mysterious stranger who comes to the small town of Brewster, rents..."

Nov. 17, 1995 News Feature

The Great Escape
Chain Gangs! Cast Aways! Kung Fu! Chocolate! ... It's Time for the Holiday Film Previews
"...Crouching Tiger, Hidden DragonD: Ang Lee; with Chow Yun-Fat, Michelle Yeoh, Zhang Zi Yi,..."

Nov. 24, 2000 Screens Feature by Sarah Hepola

Scan Lines
Showgirls
"...Sense and Sensibility D: Ang Lee; with Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, Hugh Grant, Alan..."

Aug. 16, 1996 Screens Feature

Indignation
Philip Roth's 2008 novel is hauntingly translated to the screen
"...screenwriter of many indie-film landmarks (especially those directed by Ang Lee, and the early films by Todd Haynes) directs..."

Aug. 12, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

PAGE 2 SCREEN with RICK MOODY
Join us Tuesday 12/6 for Austin Bat Cave's literary series Page 2 Screen
"...with a conversation between writer Rick Moody and director Ang Lee on the book/film The Ice Storm...."

Dec. 5, 2011 Chron Events Post by Rhiannon Jones

Water for Elephants
Based on a bestselling novel, this 1930s-set film stars Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon, and Christoph Waltz.
"...cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto has done such lush work for Ang Lee and Alejandro González Iñárritu). No one would mistake..."

April 29, 2011 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Munich
Munich is dense, thoughtful filmmaking that nonetheless flies along: Seething not only with multilayered, subtextual arguments, it’s also a heck of a thriller.
"...aware that then-Prime Minister Golda Meir (here portrayed by doppelganger Lynn Cohen) ordered the covert assassinations of the men..."

Dec. 30, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Road Home
"...Directed by: Zhang Yimou. Starring: Zhang Ziyi, Zheng Hao, Sun Honglei and..."

June 29, 2001 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

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