Goodbye, Dragon Inn2004
Goodbye, Dragon Inn (2004)
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Critic Reviews for Goodbye, Dragon Inn
This elegiac 2003 comedy, by the Taiwanese director Tsai Ming-liang, is a requiem for a movie theatre.
A weird, funny, melancholy tribute to movies and movie-going, an opus for film geeks that rang my personal bell.
Idiosyncratic, oddball movie that is both funny and moody.
This is one of the most gorgeous and maturely composed movies you'll see this year.
Tsai is hugely popular with film critics, I believe, in part because film critics actually have something to do while watching his films. While the girl is limping down the hallway, we can take notes. Regular theatergoers? They can only watch helplessly.
Audience Reviews for Goodbye, Dragon Inn
A haunting, gorgeous and nearly-silent tribute to the experience of cinema-going that perfectly combines melancholy and deadpan humor, with a deliberate pacing that may prove too slow to casual moviegoers as it puts sometimes a good deal of emphasis on still moments.
the apex of tsai's cinema, a pure distillation of movie love, both profound and simple. there are only 5 or 6 lines of dialogue in the film. you've been warned
Literally plodding... but entrancing take on filmgoing as both communal act and private quest for validation. Movie theater as bathouse. Total art film - I see some lonely Antonioni in the architecture and some funny Tati in the setups and timing. Oh, and ghosts - lots of ghosts. My first taste of Tsai.
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