Movies

Criterion is in a PANIQUE!

Don’t be fooled by the fact that Patrice Leconte’s Monsieur Hire (1989) ends tragically. Despite an ending that guarantees the triumph of justice and the punishment of evil, Julien Duvivier’s Panique—the earlier French adaptation of […]

Movies

DRAGON INN and Out

Combining the gory fight choreography of Japanese chanbara, the proscenium staging of Peking Opera, the modernist editing of the French New Wave, and the stunt techniques of Hollywood, King Hu’s Dragon Inn was the rare […]