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George Wu
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review

Control Room (2004)

"Shows how propaganda works on both sides and how the truth is often somewhere in between. "
Posted Mar 31, 2004

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...and Spring (2003)

"An accomplished, contemplative work rooted in the philosophy of Buddhism. "
Posted Mar 25, 2004

Des épaules solides (2003)

"Isn't so much about athletics as about ... discovering a pursuit in life that makes it worth living."
Posted Mar 22, 2004

Osama (2004)

"Focuses more on the relentless hardships and suffering than on the characters experiencing them."
Posted Jan 30, 2004

Secret Things (2003)

"The initial objective with which Brisseau aligns the audience is replaced with a stark ambivalence that tremendously complicates the movie."
Posted Jan 28, 2004

Monster (2004)

"Jenkins' writing lacks grace...takes a pointer to the chalkboard over the tragic fate of her victims."
Posted Jan 10, 2004

Millennium Mambo (Qianxi Manbo) (2001)

"Hou's versatility with the camera has never been better utilized."
Posted Dec 30, 2003

Blue Gate Crossing (2003)

"Yee shows inventive skill at telling the story visually."
Posted Dec 21, 2003

L'Auberge Espagnole (2003)

"Deft, exhilarating comedy"
Posted Dec 19, 2003

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

"Endlessly spectacular"
Posted Dec 17, 2003

The Docks of New York (1928)

"Ravishing mood and atmosphere, sensual photography"
Posted Dec 3, 2003

The Matrix Revolutions (2003)

"Just goes through the motions of genre cliché"
Posted Nov 6, 2003

PTU (PTU - Police Tactical Unit) (2003)

"The characters are all defined by their place in the plot._They don't come alive organically, but seem distant and abstract."
Posted Oct 16, 2003

Goodbye, Dragon Inn (2004)

"Each frame is a photograph used to memorialize the texture of every ancient, crumbling crevice."
Posted Oct 14, 2003

Elephant (2003)

"An observant movie quite unlike any other focusing on teen life"
Posted Oct 11, 2003

So Close (2003)

"Hong Kong action delirium at its best"
Posted Sep 18, 2003
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One Armed Swordsman (1967)

"One of the essential classics of Hong Kong cinema."
Posted Jul 3, 2003

X2: X-Men United (2003)

"a much superior sequel"
Posted May 3, 2003
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Guardians of the Frontier (2002)

"Remarkable and refreshingly unusual."
Posted Apr 2, 2003

The Missing Gun (2003)

"A pumping, in-your-face style-fest."
Posted Mar 31, 2003

Mou gaan dou (Infernal Affairs) (2002)

"Twists and turns galore, but finally, one or two too many."
Posted Mar 25, 2003

Raising Victor Vargas (2003)

"The movie's themes are communicated visually and with quiet immediacy."
Posted Mar 24, 2003

Irréversible (2002)

"Given Irreversible's many plot contrivances -- it has an implausible accumulation of coincidences -- it may just be that Noé doesn't earn his shocks."
Posted Mar 11, 2003

Shanghai Knights (2003)

"Jackie Chan's best film since 1992's Police Story 3: Super Cop."
Posted Feb 10, 2003

Femme Fatale (2002)

"Emotionally and intellectually resonant."
Posted Jan 2, 2003

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

"Could use a little more humanity, but it never lacks in eye-popping visuals."
Posted Dec 19, 2002

Blackboards (2002)

"Never comes together as a coherent whole."
Posted Dec 5, 2002

Hell House (2002)

"It is to director George Ratliff's credit that he refuses to exploit the Trinity folks or depict them as freaks."
Posted Oct 31, 2002

Talk to Her (2002)

"Almodóvar's delectable choice of music, the roving camera, and his eye for detail give the movie a supremely graceful feel."
Posted Oct 14, 2002

Personal Velocity: Three Portraits (2002)

"Each of the stories in Personal Velocity leaves the viewer wanting even more."
Posted Oct 14, 2002

Friday Night (2003)

"Probably ... too low-keyed and deliberately paced for some, but its rewards are ample for the patient and attentive."
Posted Oct 10, 2002

Punch-Drunk Love (2002)

"An empty exercise in style that will please no one but the most devout followers of P.T."
Posted Oct 7, 2002

Auto Focus (2002)

"Has no real plot, composed of a mishmash of scenes thematically concerned with Crane's moral downfall. There is no build up or suspense."
Posted Oct 4, 2002

Russian Ark (2002)

"Watching this movie is like visiting a museum with two fey tour guides who lack any real insight."
Posted Sep 30, 2002

Mother India (1957)

"Throughout Mother India, [Mehboob] presents the landscape, the crops, the herds of livestock practically as characters in themselves."
Posted Aug 16, 2002

Sex and Lucia (2002)

"A company of characters and a trove of opulent experiences to revisit many times."
Posted Jul 15, 2002

Dracula: Pages From a Virgin's Diary (2003)

"Loving, nostalgic caricature of old film styles and genres while adding ... humorous wit and a touch of surrealism."
Posted Jul 15, 2002
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Bruce Lee - A Warrior's Journey (2000)

"Easily one of the best documentaries of Lee among the many out there."
Posted Jun 24, 2002

Skin of Man, Heart of Beast (1999)

"With an obvious rapport with her actors and a striking style behind the camera, Hélène Angel is definitely a director to watch."
Posted Jun 24, 2002

Margaret Cho - Notorious C.H.O. (2002)

"Most of the movie cruises along well enough to earn amused smirks and occasionally elicit the big laugh."
Posted Jun 12, 2002

Master of the Flying Guillotine (1975)

"One of the preeminent examples of 1970s kung fu pulp."
Posted May 31, 2002

The Orphan of Anyang (Anyangde guer) (2001)

"For most movies, 84 minutes is short, but this one feels like a life sentence."
Posted May 18, 2002

Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)

"It's the way the story is told, with efficiency and flair, that makes Lagaan a terrific film."
Posted May 7, 2002

Son of the Bride (2002)

"Wills itself into good graces through the sheer power of the performances."
Posted Mar 22, 2002
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Mars Canon (2002)

"The material is that of any generic love triangle movie except buffed with an art film sheen."
Posted Mar 20, 2002

Storytelling (2002)

"What [Solondz] shows us and what he is worried about are nonsense issues, problems made of straw, artifices he has created in his own mind."
Posted Jan 23, 2002

Last Orders (2002)

"Manages to show life in all of its banality when the intention is quite the opposite."
Posted Dec 31, 2001

Werckmeister Harmonies (2001)

"It should be clear to any one who watches [Bela Tarr's] films that the artistry itself is what connotes hope."
Posted Dec 28, 2001

The Devil's Backbone (El Espinazo del diablo) (2001)

"No more and no less than a story of terror well-told."
Posted Nov 19, 2001

Fat Girl (2001)

"Ultimately, the events in Fat Girl feel more like they are chosen to justify a skewed feminist polemic rather than developing from an organic story."
Posted Oct 8, 2001
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