Director: Tsai

2009 TIFF Day 2

Like You Know It All (Hong Sang-soo) Given the generally low opinion of Like You Know It All among many Hong fans, and given my enjoyment of it, I’ve concluded I just can’t tell the good ones from the bad. This one has everything I enjoy about his work: a self-absorbed, unintentionally cruel, and likable […]

Sep 21, 2009
Category: Festivals, Film

The Skywalk is Gone (2002)

The Skywalk is Gone is like a little gift to all of us who have followed Tsai’s career, and I’m thrilled that Wellspring included it on the DVD release of Goodbye, Dragon Inn.

Feb 19, 2005
Category: Film, Film Responses

More from Toronto

In his on-going reportage from the Toronto film festival, J. Robert Parks has posted a full-length review of Tsai’s Good Bye, Dragon Inn.

Sep 12, 2003
Category: Film

Great Directors: Tsai Ming-liang

This essay was orignally published at Senses of Cinema.

May 22, 2003
Category: Essays, Film

What Time Is It There? (2001)

All three characters in What Time is It There? represent Tarkovsky’s ideal — those who are “outwardly static, but inwardly charged with energy by an overriding passion” — and that passion alone is reason enough to watch.

Nov 2, 2002
Category: Film, Film Responses

Vive L’Amour (1994)

Walker Percy characterizes the 20th century American novel as a recurring investigation of “the essential loneliness of man.” It’s hardly an original conceit, but I was reminded of it constantly yesterday as I watched Vive L’Amour.

Dec 2, 2001
Category: Film, Film Responses