Thoughtful reviews, the Boulder film scene

" The only thing standing between you and a watery grave is your wits, and that’s not my idea of adequate protection "
— Humphrey Bogart, Beat the Devil

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Midnight in Paris

Allen and Wilson dip their toes into the golden age —Marty Mapes (review...)

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Zhang Yimou

  • Coming Home (2014)

    Daoming is Coming Home to Li Review by Robert Denerstein: Director Zhang Yimou again unites with actress Gong Li for a look at China's Cultural Revolution

  • House of Flying Daggers (2004)

    Small Zhang Ziyi has great power in her House Review by Marty Mapes: See it in a theater on the biggest screen you can find

  • Hero (2004)

    Jet Li: ancient Chinese Hero Review by Marty Mapes

    DVD review by Marty Mapes: Yimou exposes the limits of DVD with his amazing color and detail

  • A Woman, A Gun, and a Noodle Shop

    Yimou tells of A Woman, a Gun, and a Noodle Shop Review by Robert Denerstein: Lacks the essential ingredients of film noir