The Grandmaster

'The Grandmaster' Review

by Jordan Hoffman August 21, 2013 @ 8:09 AM
The Weinstein Company
How could something that is so gorgeous also be so damn dull? Well, where there's a will, there's a Wong Kar Wai.
The jazzy, experimental arthouse darling of the 1990s ('Chunking Express,' 'Fallen Angels,' 'Happy Together') fails to get out of his '2046'/'My Blueberry Nights' slump with 'The Grandmaster,' a strong contender for most boring picture of 2013. The version I saw is the Weinstein Company's “American Cut,” not to be confused with the homegrown successful “Chinese Cut” or the intermediary cut that played at festivals like Berlin.

'The Grandmaster' Trailer: Wong Kar Wai is Back in Action

by Damon Houx July 12, 2013 @ 6:30 PM
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It's been almost twenty years since Wong Kar Wai directed 1994's kung-fu epic 'Ashes of Time,' a film that nearly broke the filmmaker and sent him off to direct 'Chungking Express' in a flurry of creativity that helped create the Wong Kar Wai we know today. Though his post-production process on 'The Grandmaster' was almost as long, it didn't seem to cause a spin-off movie. Still, the trailer for 'The Grandmaster' looks amazing.