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Why "Parasite" Winning Best Picture Oscar Opens New Doors in Hollywood [OPINION]

When one covers Hollywood, there's a certain level of cynicism that comes into play considering its inconsistent history. Before we get into that let's give credit where it's due with the Film Academy recognizing Bong Joon-Ho's Parasite as Best Picture in the 2020 Oscars. Could anyone else picture a contemporary foreign language film 5-10 years […]

Zhang Yimou's Shadow: An Elegant Merging of Wuxia and Film Noir

Zhang Yimou's 'Shadow': An Elegant Merging of Wuxia and Film Noir

┬áZhang Yimou's latest movie Shadow opened in limited release across the US to very little fanfare. That's too bad, because it's well worth seeing. This is a tale about court intrigue, betrayal and shadow doubles. Ziyi, the grievously injured military commander and war hero uses his double, a "shadow" to take his place in public […]