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Tsai Ming-liang - RANKED

by Zachary Phillip Brailsford
Really loved this man’s films, for the most part. What a true delight seeing Vive L’amour for the first time, or watching Lee Kang-sheng switch the clocks, or watching the denizens of the theater move about constantly in Goodbye, Dragon Inn, or hearing that fantastic, evocative score in Rebels of the Neon God. It took me a little while to GET what his films were really about, I think, but, once I did, I was opened up to a very cool, often strange, world that was usually endlessly fascinating. Most of these films are very, very great, and I can’t say that, even the one I rated the lowest, is a bad film. I must admit, though, that the… Read more

Really loved this man’s films, for the most part. What a true delight seeing Vive L’amour for the first time, or watching Lee Kang-sheng switch the clocks, or watching the denizens of the theater move about constantly in Goodbye, Dragon Inn, or hearing that fantastic, evocative score in Rebels of the Neon God. It took me a little while to GET what his films were really about, I think, but, once I did, I was opened up to a very cool, often strange, world that was usually endlessly fascinating.

Most of these films are very, very great, and I can’t say that, even the one I rated the lowest, is a bad film. I must admit, though, that the difference in the amount I like What Time is it There? to the amount I like I Don’t Want to Sleep Alone is very large. Really, the first seven are very high up, The Wayward Cloud is a step or two below that, and I Don’t Want to Sleep Alone is another step or two below that.

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