Topic archives: Ang Lee

The divinity of spectacle: on religion and Life of Pi

The divinity of spectacle: on religion and Life of Pi

January 24, 2013 5

Beyond the pretty postcards, Ang Lee's Life of Pi presents a compelling discussion about faith and religion.

Life of Pi movie review: a cathedral of cinematic indulgence

Life of Pi movie review: a cathedral of cinematic indulgence

December 7, 2012 5

At the peak of its power, Ang Lee's highly anticipated adaptation of Yann Martel's best-selling book feels like the cinematic equivalent of touching God. Which is to say, nice work.

Taking Woodstock film review: it’s not about the music

Taking Woodstock film review: it’s not about the music

September 2, 2009 6

Here’s a good idea: take a watershed moment in contemporary music history and recreate it for the big screen, minus the music! That’ll work, right? Actually yes – it works a treat in Taking Woodstock, an unprepossessing personal/cultural coming of age yarn told from the perspective of, er, event management and directed by the ever-unpredictable genre […]

Ang Lee takes Woodstock (Trailer Watch: Taking Woodstock)

Ang Lee takes Woodstock (Trailer Watch: Taking Woodstock)

July 17, 2009 2

Ang Lee’s films are nothing if not varied. Lee’s body of work almost seems deliberately intended to defy expectations; like Aussie auteur Rolf de Heer he’s an impossible to pigeonhole filmmaker who swings from genre to genre and rarely if ever treads the same ground twice. How else to explain the one man directing films […]