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Zhang Ziyi the Geisha

Many Chinese and Japanese are angered that Zhang Ziyi has chosen to play the part of a Japanese Geisha in the movie Adaptation of Arthur Golden’s “Memoirs of a Geisha”. I think it’s stupid for Zhang to do this role, for a few reasons which may be different from the chatroom outrage: She has already […]

Movie Review: I Heart Huckabees

Three years ago, I wrote “if a plot-segment has to jump out and grab the audience by the throat and scream “Look at me! I’m a moral dilemma!”, it is probably not much of one.” “I Heart Huckabees” begins by introducing a man gripped by existential crisis. He seeks the services of an existential detective, […]

Movie Review: Lost in Translation

Lost In Translation has Bill Murray as a Japandering American has-been going through a midlife crisis who has a brief fling with a fresh-faced young American girl while both of them are stuck in Japan and avoiding their spouses. It didn’t take me long to see why this movie was such a hit with the […]