Luke Buckmaster January 24, 2013 5 Comments
Beyond the pretty postcards, Ang Lee's Life of Pi presents a compelling discussion about faith and religion.
Luke Buckmaster December 7, 2012 5 Comments
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.
Luke Buckmaster September 2, 2009 6 Comments
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 […]
Luke Buckmaster July 17, 2009 2 Comments
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 […]