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Hsiao-hsien Hou

Filmography

Recent Reviews

Millennium Mambo

I really wanted to like it because of Shu Qi and that first opening scene. Music was transcendental, but overused in literally all the scenes that I thought it would...


Millennium Mambo

3 1/2. Shu Qi's exquisite gaze, seen through gauzy veils of cigarette smoke, captivated me through this movie even as it moves very slowly. I had to take a couple...


Millennium Mambo

A thoughtful and heart-breaking character study by Hou Hsiao-hsien. Although this movie did feel a bit "long" (and I'm used to watching longer films) your patience pays off. The deadening...


Millennium Mambo

It's a great movie and it looks beautiful as well. He problematic relationship with her boyfriend is a little tiring sometimes, making the movie feel longer than it is. It...


Millennium Mambo

4 1/2 A literal and figurative close-up of the impossibly beautiful and expressive Shu Qi as abused and drifting Taipei bargirl Vicki. Gorgeous shallow-depth scenes of blue and green, throbbing...