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The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

The Life Aquatic becomes more dear and more impressive the more you learn about it —Marty Mapes (DVD review...)

Murray lives the Life Aquatic

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Zhang Ziyi

  • The Grandmaster (2013)

    Leung becomes The Grandmaster Review by Robert Denerstein: Visually beautiful Grandmaster will sweep you away

    Review by Marty Mapes: Martial arts, resonant themes, and lush visuals make a well-rounded package

  • Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)

    Zhang reads the Memoirs of a Geisha Review by Matt Anderson: A cold, detached, and meticulously crafted piece of cinema.

  • 2046 (2005)

    Tony Leung lives and works in 2046 Review by Marty Mapes: An engaging drama and character study, but without much to rally behind

  • 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

  • Zu Warriors (2001)

    Zu Warriors defend the mortals from the gods, or something DVD review by Marty Mapes: Such little regard for character or motive that it's a wonder I stayed awake