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Film Review: Shadow 影 (2018) - China

Andrew Chan Shadow Zhang Yimou

Film Review: Shadow 影 (2018) - China

Shadow 影 (2018) - China   Reviewed by Andrew Chan (Film Critics Circle of Australia)     Zhang Yimou returns to form in the visually stunning monochrome palette framed film that dazzles with stylistic action sequences, intriguing imperial courtroom politics and well rounded performances from the well known Chinese cast. It’s been a while that Yimou gone epic and succeeded, think about the over the top “The Great Wall” for any indication, therefore it’s nice that “Shadow” is more closer to “Hero”. Set in the warring periods of China, we see the underlying politics, the cross platter of the Ying...

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