August 26th, 2005

Hollowheads and other oddfolk

This kinda blew my mind (the reviews, I mean):

I swear I only know one of these people. No, really!

Thanks to all of you who have e-mailed me about the Leslie Cheung tribute. I'm pleased it's touched people and generated some renewed interest in Leslie's magnificent body of work. Quick recommendation for a movie that a lot of Leslie/HK film fans somehow missed: The Tsui Hark-produced Shanghai Grand. Leslie and Andy Lau are both superb as poor kids working their way up through the mobs in 1930s and 1940s-era Shanghai. Leslie's final scene is one of his finest moments as an actor, and that's saying a lot.