January 2001 | Issue 31
By Gary Morris
By Gary Morris
"La dolce vita" is more bitter than sweet in these razor-sharp rarities
By Gary Morris
Japanese silent films are no longer silent in this fabulous — and expensive — DVD-ROM
SPECIAL ISSUE: Bright Lights’ Hong Kong issue (#13, 1994)

Reprinted complete!
By Roger Garcia
HK's martial arts film stylishly bridge time, space, and now cultures
By Sek Kei
A comprehensive look at a seminal decade in one of the world's great cinemas
By Sek Kei & Rolanda Chu & Grant Foerster
Hong Kong's martial arts madness in legend, history, and, oh yeah, the movies
By Craig D. Reid
Jackie spills his guts — this time verbally
By Jillian Sandell
Among their thrills, Woo’s homoerotic bullet ballets offered welcome distraction from 1997’s doomsday scenarios
By Rolanda Chu
Two HK classics blur — make that erase — gender boundaries with thrilling results
By Jillian Sandell
Hong Kong's master of balletic blood 'n bulletplay speaks!
By Alan Vanneman
What’s black and white and simply reeks with class?
By Gary Morris
A 19-year-old newcomer and a middle-aged veteran steal the show from two legends of Hong Kong cinema
By Gary Morris
A grim intersection of homophobia and hysteria ruins two men’s lives
By Gary Morris
The latest attempt at a "gay crossover date movie" almost succeeds
By Gary Morris
Like the macho dancers it portrays, this uneasy mix of melodrama and realism never quite gets it up
By Gary Morris
Soldier by day, tranny slut by night
By Gary Morris
A pristine transfer of one of the Bard’s most gothic — and gayest, in Olivier’s hands — works
By Gary Morris
Wendy Hiller triumphs in this fine 1938 film of Shaw’s masterpiece
By Gary Morris
Is Tom Neal’s Al Roberts really Fate’s Plaything or just the ultimate pushy buttom?
By Gary Morris
Schoolboys on strike, farting contests, and a mysteriously acquired washer make up the world of this Japanese classic
By Gary Morris
A tacky theatrical troupe finds fun and romance — and occasionally a paycheck — on the road in Fellini’s classic
By Gary Morris
The "moment" is both defined and celebrated in this exceptional documentary
By Cleo Cacoulidis
A heady tour of recent Russian cinema from one of Europe’s oldest festivals
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