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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Karl J. Kipling's rating of the film Papa, Can You Hear Me Sing?

    Mighty rough round the edges but the themes of the Taiwanese New Cinema are here in bud in an early Wu Nien-jen script: the estrangement of the generations caused by the spread of urbanization and “pop culture,” the dying of the old ways, mercenary relations becoming standard. A Chinese Star Is Born with a more honest finish. The insipid spectacle of the last musical number is a bitter condemnation of stardom.