Joan Chen

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Review: Mao's Last Dancer

Bruce Beresford may here be closer to the manipulative Driving Miss Daisy (1989) than to his earlier masterpieces of emotional restraint, Breaker Morant (1980) and Tender Mercies (1983) — but he gets good performances from his cast.
The red ballet-shoe diaries
By BRETT MICHEL  |  August 20, 2010

2009: The year in movies

As I looked over my list of the best movies of 2009, it suddenly struck me: where are all the women on screen?
Men behaving badly
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 25, 2009

Review: 24 City

Developers tear down a factory to built the massive residential and commercial complex of the title, tossing out those who had worked there for decades.
A complex and lucid cinematic poem
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 14, 2009

In the mood for Lust

During one of the sex scenes that have earned Ang Lee’s adaptation of Eileen Chang’s short story its notoriety, I had to ask myself: how did that foot get there?
Ang Lee goes NC-17
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 03, 2007