Sunday, April 29, 2007

Film — Curse of the Golden Flower

Third of the sequence of visually stunning tragedies that started with Hero and continued with House of Flying Daggers.

Plot and counterplot amongst the Imperial Family wind up to a climax on the night of the Chrysanthemum Festival — the eponymous golden flower — to yield something like a Jacobean revenge tragedy with added ninja.

All style, very little substance — but what style it is.

[Now playing - Planet Rock]

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