Chinese cinema has long been at the forefront of modern moviemaking, but widespread recognition of this fact has been a long time coming, at least in the United States. Although enthusiasm for Hong Kong-style kung fu movies dates to Bruce Lee in the Seventies, such fervor generally has been derided critically and ignored popularly -- until recently. Now that the great slow-witted dinosaur of American public awareness has slowly turned its tiny head toward Chinese movies, suddenly you can't escape them. The Chinese seem to be everywhere: Jackie Chan, Jet Li, and Chow Yun Fat headline American as well as Chinese fare. Ang Lee breaks foreign-language... More >>>
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