DANGEROUS BEAUTY…

My latest article over at Black Gate is an appreciation of Chinese director Zhang Yimou’s amazing “wuxia” trilogy–a trio of kung fu films that revolutionize the genre and re-invent the martial arts movie in the same way that Ang Lee’s CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON did at the turn of the millennium.

Yimou is one of my all-time favorite directors, and his movies are masterworks of visually kinetic storytelling.

Find out why martial arts movies will never be the same by clicking the link:

http://www.blackgate.com/2012/02/07/dangerous-beauty-the-kung-fu-fantasies-of-zhang-yimou/