Monday, July 24, 2006

The River by Tsai Ming Liang

It might be because I have seen too many movies about sexual discontent, dysfunctional families, urban anomie and melancholia etc. in the recent past that I found The River by the acclaimed Taiwanese director Tsai Ming Liang extremely underwhelming, even though it is expertly made and packs quite a punch. I think I need to take a break from this sex-is-hell genre of movies now. Two contrasting reviews here and here. I mostly agree with the former.


Maverick said...

true!sex seems to rule everywhere.n thx for giving a glimpse into another world of cinema, i never go beyond the mainstream bollywood n hollywood flicks.

Alok said...

hey, thanks for visiting. hope you find the movies interesting!!