(Update: I’ll be putting my Tsui Hark review up on Tuesday morning, not Monday morning. Sorry – life got in the way.)
I love Tsui Hark. No, seriously. I really, really love him. I love him so much that I write long essays about him for free. I love him so much that I take it personally that he hasn’t made a great film since 1995′s THE BLADE – he’s obviously doing it to hurt me. I cry when I talk about Tsui Hark. One of the reasons I love him so much is that he made the world’s most perfect movie – PEKING OPERA BLUES – which is the one movie that should be saved when the aliens come and wipe out the entire planet and we’ve only got 20 minutes to save culture in the space ark.
Now he has made a new movie, DETECTIVE DEE AND THE MYSTERY OF THE PHANTOM FLAME and it’s screening at the Toronto International Film Festival. It’s a movie that’s been getting okay reviews and decent word-of-mouth. This morning I saw it.
You can come back here for my review on Monday. I promise not to cry.