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Lust, Caution – artistic integrity, exploitation, sexual hypocrisy

Tweet Lust, Caution (Se, Jie) – Ang Lee Never have I been so unsure of the integrity of a director’s artistic intention than with this erotic political thriller from Brokeback Mountain’s Ang Lee. And it matters. Lee’s sensitivity and reticence with Brokeback perhaps earns him the benefit of the doubt despite a lingering doubt that […]

Brokeback Mountain – breaking the back of prejudice

Tweet Brokeback Mountain – Director Ang Lee (January 2006) The most American film of the year should be an Oscar first. A shared best actor award for Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger It is hard to see how the leading role, supporting role distinction can be sustained in this absorbing, multi-layered film at the emotional […]