Ang Lee on 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' 20 years later
This photo released by Sony Pictures Classics shows Chow Yun Fat, left, and Michelle Yeoh in a scene from "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon." Asked what he remembers about shooting the scene, Lee doesn’t hesitate: The sweating. Arguably more than any other film, “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon” opened mainstream American moviegoers not just to a new genre known predominantly in Asia -- the wuxia tradition -- but to subtitled films. It set another record with 10 Academy Awards nominations, a mark since equaled by “Roma” and “Parasite.” “Crouching Tiger” took home four Oscars. I’m fighting the genre, trying to make a great movie,” Lee says.
'My Missing Valentine' wins big at Golden Horse Awards
Taiwanese actress Chen Shu-fang holds her awards for Best Leading Actress and Best Supporting Actress at the 57th Golden Horse Awards in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Billy Dai)TAIPEI – The Taiwanese film “My Missing Valentine” won big Saturday night at the annual Golden Horse Awards, taking five honors, including best feature film. Overall, Taiwanese talent enjoyed a big night at the Golden Horse Awards, considered Asia's equivalent of the Academy Awards for Chinese-language films. Mo Tzu-yi won best actor for his role in “Dear Tenant," while Chen Shu-fang won best actress for "Little Big Women." Those tensions have played out at the Golden Horse Awards.
Will Smith battles himself in one-dimensional thriller 'Gemini Man'
Technical wizardry provides the centerpiece of "Gemini Man," a movie whose most kinetic moments approximate a first-person videogame, while giving Will Smith the opportunity to battle himself. (CNN) - Technical wizardry provides the centerpiece of "Gemini Man," a movie whose most kinetic moments approximate a first-person videogame, while giving Will Smith the opportunity to battle himself. Conceptually, "Gemini Man" is basically just another variation on the Jason Bourne formula, casting Smith as Henry Brogan, a government operative/assassin who -- after dozens of missions and assignments -- decides to hang up his guns. "Gemini Man" succeeds mildly on that latter score, but has seemingly embraced those qualities while giving short shrift to more conventional ones. "Gemini Man" premieres Oct. 11 in the US.