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    Hate Kung Fu, Love This Film: Wong Kar Wai's 'The Grandmaster'

    Some reviews need more context than others: the very idea of a kung fu movie, even an artistically made one, makes me want to scream with boredom, yet I was enthralled by The Grandmaster. Wong Kar Wai's film is technically about a real-life hero named Ip Man, one of China's great martial arts ma...

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    Watch: 30-Minute Making Of Documentary On 'In The Mood For Love' Plus New 'The Grandmaster' Featurette

    The wait for Wong Kar-wai's “The Grandmaster” is nearly over. The film is opening this Friday, having been out in some parts of the world for the best part of a year. And while you watch those last few hours count down, you can continue to indulge in our look back at the great Hong Kong director's c...

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    Samuel L. Jackson Joins Martin Scorsese to Present Wong Kar Wai's 'The Grandmaster' UPDATED (Trailer)

    UPDATE: Samuel L. Jackson is joining the previously announced Martin Scorsese in presenting Wong Kar Wai's upcoming kung fu film "The Grandmaster," deeming it "Martin Scorsese and Samuel L. Jackson Present 'The Grandmaster.'" The film hits theaters in limited release this weekend, and has a nationa...

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    Review: The U.S. Cut Of Wong Kar-Wai’s ‘The Grandmaster’

    Exquisitely crafted, as visually stunning as you’d imagine and virtuosic in its meticulously gorgeous fight choreography (which acts as a kind of throwdown to comers like the Wachowski siblings), acclaimed Hong Kong auteur Wong Kar-wai’s “The Grandmaster” is nevertheless still an uneven and unbalanc...

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    Watch: New Trailer For 'The Grandmaster' Scored To Song From 'Man With The Iron Fists' For Some Reason

    They tried bringing Wong Kar-wai to Comic-Con, and they even issued a comic book based on the movie, but it seems The Weinstein Company can't whip up enough excitement for Wong Kar-wai's "The Grandmaster." So now, they're just hoping RZA can do the heavy lifting because everyone likes hip hop and he...

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    Retrospective: The Films Of Wong Kar-Wai

    Perhaps the best way to describe Shanghai-born, Hong Kong director Wong Kar-wai is as a fetishist of romance. Throughout his entire career, which spans four decades of filmmaking, the director has manifested his obsessive preoccupation with details and minutiae time and again; the little fleeting mo...

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    For Wong Kar-Wai's 'The Grandmaster,' Weinstein Plans Subtitled Wide Release, Oscar Campaign

    Wong Kar-Wai's "The Grandmaster," now being officially presented by Martin Scorsese, is getting an ambitious release from the Weinstein Company, taking the chance that subtitles won't be a barrier in reaching a wider audience. They have not had much access to high-budget prestige martial arts films ...

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    'The Grandmaster' Talks: Watch 30-Minute Interview With Wong Kar-wai & Conversation With ‘Mad Men’ Creator Matthew Weiner

    While he may give off the impression of an artist who works in secrecy and mystery, shrouding this projects and process with an impenetrable veil, it would appear that Wong Kar-Wai has no problem opening up. Hell, the man braved the world of Comic-Con last month to help promote his forthcoming "The ...

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    Early Reviews: Wong Kar-wai's 'The Grandmaster' Is a Dazzling and Contemplative Martial Arts Epic (UPDATED, TRAILER)

    Discussing his new film "The Grandmaster" at the Academy on July 22, Hong Kong auteur Wong Kar-wai ("2046," "My Blueberry Nights," "In the Mood for Love") described the alchemy of image and sound in cinema: "It isn't one plus one. It's chemistry."

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    Wong Kar Wai Is Coming to the Academy with 'The Grandmaster' on July 22

    Wong Kar Wai is coming to the Academy. On Monday, July 22, as part of their summer-long celebration of kung fu, the Academy will present an on-stage conversation between Wong and "Mad Men" showrunner Matthew Weiner, followed by an advance screening of "The Grandmaster."

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