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To Live
"...Directed by: Zhang Yimou. Starring: Ge You, Gong Li, Niu Ben, Guo Tao, Jiang Wu and Liu..."

Jan. 27, 1995 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Ju Dou
"...Directed by: Zhang Yimou. Starring: Gong Li, Li Baotian and Li Wei. Delirious melodrama, Chinese..."

May 10, 1991 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Memoirs of a Geisha
Well, we’re not in Chicago anymore, or even its soundstage approximation, but that hasn’t stopped Oscar-nominated director Rob Marshall from fashioning another epic spectacle out of two squabbling women in (a sort-of) show business.
"...Directed by: Rob Marshall. Starring: Ziyi Zhang, Michelle Yeoh, Gong Li, Ken Watanabe, Kôji Yakusho, Youki Kudoh and Cary-Hiroyuki..."

Dec. 23, 2005 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Dragon Chronicles
"...Directed by: Andy Chin Wing-Keung. Starring: Brigitte Lin, Gong Li and Cheung Man. Two superstar leads and..."

May 9, 1997 Movie Review by Russell Smith

The Story of Qiu Ju
"...Directed by: Zhang Yimou. Starring: Gong Li, Lei Lao Sheng, Liu Pei Qi, Ge Zhi..."

July 23, 1993 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Not One Less
"...a fascinating shift from the highly textured dramas that established his reputation. In such previous films as Ju Dou..."

March 31, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Coming Home
Zhang Yimou's latest is a family drama set against the winds of history
"...Directed by: Zhang Yimou. Starring: Gong Li, Chen Daoming, Zhang Huiwen, Guo Tao, Yan Ni,..."

Oct. 2, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Curse of the Golden Flower
The rather emotionally insignificant melodrama at the center of this film is given only minimal cover from scrutiny by Zhang Yimou’s visual virtuosity.
"...Directed by: Zhang Yimou. Starring: Chow Yun-Fat, Gong Li, Jay Chou, Liu Ye, Chen Jin, Ni Dahong,..."

Jan. 12, 2007 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Temptress Moon
"...Directed by: Chen Kaige. Starring: Leslie Cheung, Gong Li, Kevin Lin, He Saifei, Zhang Shi,..."

July 4, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Zhou Yu's Train
Chinese romance stars beautiful Gong Li as a modern woman with two male lovers.
"...Directed by: Sun Zhou. Starring: Gong Li, Tony Leung Ka Fai and Sun Honglei. Zhou..."

Oct. 1, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Chinese Box
"...Directed by: Wayne Wang. Starring: Jeremy Irons, Gong Li, Maggie Cheung, Ruben Blades and Michael Hui. In..."

May 15, 1998 Movie Review by Russell Smith

God of Gamblers III: Back to Shanghai
"...Directed by: Wong Jing. Starring: Stephen Chiau, Gong Li, Ray Lui and Charles Heung. Ouch. The original..."

Feb. 25, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Shanghai Triad
"...Directed by: Zhang Yimou. Starring: Gong Li, Wang Xiao Xiao, Li Baotian, Li Xuejian and..."

March 1, 1996 Movie Review by Steve Davis

2046
At once tremendously dense and gossamer-thin, this period romance/sci-fi hybrid from Hong Kong auteur Wong Kar-Wai is a riot of sight and sound that has an irresistible, elemental pull.
"...Directed by: Wong Kar-Wai. Starring: Tony Leung, Gong Li, Zhang Ziyi, Faye Wong, Carina Lau, Siu Ping..."

Sept. 9, 2005 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Great Conqueror's Concubine
"...Directed by: Stephen Shin. Starring: Sung Young Chen, Gong Li, Rosamund Kwan and Shun Lau. This sweeping historical..."

Dec. 2, 1994 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

Farewell My Concubine
"...Directed by: Chen Kaige. Starring: Leslie Cheung, Zhang Fengyi and Gong Li. Though twice-banned in..."

Dec. 24, 1993 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Raise the Red Lantern
Zhang's film is a biting examination of sexual politics, mandarin-style. Also stunningly gorgeous to look at, this melodrama transcends all borders and eras to speak to the ages.
"...Directed by: Zhang Yimou. Starring: Gong Li, Ma Jingwu and He Caifei. Chinese director Zhang..."

June 5, 1992 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Hot Movie Previews
Sneaking Into Summer
"...movie season. To you and me that may sound like a lot (or at least a reasonable number), but..."

May 23, 1997 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

A Whole Lotta Lava Going On
Winter/Spring Movie Sneaks
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Feb. 14, 1997 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Miami Vice
Perhaps vice isn't what it used to be, or maybe Crockett and Tubbs don't belong in this new time slot, but Michael Mann's movie turns out to be dreary and monochromatic.
"...Directed by: Michael Mann. Starring: Jamie Foxx, Colin Farrell, Gong Li, Naomie Harris and Ciarán Hinds. Very..."

July 28, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Summer Sneaks
Apocalypse Whenever: Movies in the Season of Armageddon
"...business thrives on. Size does matter. Joining the nuclear lizard in the ultra effects and thrills department are the..."

May 22, 1998 Screens Feature

The Emperor and the Assassin
"...Starring: Chen Kaige, Wang Zhiwen, Lu Xiaohe, Sun Zhou, Li Xuejian, Zhang Fengyi and Gong Li. Remember a few..."

Feb. 18, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Extreme Temperature Swings
AFS Essential Cinema kicks off Asia: Hot and Cool series
"...the lush Korean adaptation of Choderlos de Laclos' Les Liaisons Dangereuses. The film reflects the contrast and color of..."

Dec. 28, 2012 Screens Feature by Margaret Moser

Six Degrees of Attack Formation: A Sampler
"...Jeremy Allen (Lucky Jeremy, California Party Girls)..."

June 25, 2010 Music Feature

Hannibal Rising
Who would have thought mass murder and cannibalism could be so dull?
"...Directed by: Peter Webber. Starring: Gaspard Ulliel, Rhys Ifans, Gong Li, Helena Lia Tachovska, Dominic West,..."

Feb. 9, 2007 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

DVDs
The latest from Wong Kar Wai is slated for a U.S. Sony Classics theatrical release in August, but for those who've wearied of waiting, Netflix, as well as local independent stores, is offering a no-frills DVD of the film
"...the American release has been especially slow in coming), Netflix, as well as local independent stores, is offering a..."

May 27, 2005 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

Spotlight: Gorch Fock
1am, Whisky Bar
"...Pequod crew hot on its tail. Trombone-blasting frontman Joey Ficklin often performs in full midshipman regalia, and their tempestuous,..."

March 18, 2005 Music Feature by Christopher Gray

SXSW Picks & Sleepers
Picks & Sleepers
"...Chicago singer-songwriter may have appeared on more 2004 artists-to-watch lists than anybody playing this SXSW. For good reason: Last..."

March 19, 2004 Music Feature

Fine China
The latest Austin Film Society free series examines the cinema of China's Fifth Generation filmmakers.
"...that had led to the academy's closing 12 years earlier. Many of these aspiring filmmakers were born to upper-middle-class..."

Jan. 17, 2003 Screens Feature by Will Robinson Sheff

SXSW Picks & Sleepers
Picks & Sleepers
"...indie Overcoat, The Faces All Look On, is a startling album, the midground between the passion of the Dirty..."

March 15, 2002 Music Feature

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