BEIJING BICYCLE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Wang Xiaoshui Stars: Cui Lin, Li Bin. The latest film from Columbia Tristar's Silk Screen collection, Beijing Bicycle is an occasionally funny but nonetheless acutely observed film which again explores how the individual triumphs over an often impersonal system. As Vittorio De Sica's classic humanist tale The Bicycle Thief became a metaphor for the chaos of post-war Italy, so too is Wang Xiaoshui's film a deceptively simple tale that explores the troubled core of modern China as it embraces the changing nature of society at the Continue reading

IN THE BEDROOM

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Todd Field Stars: Tom Wilkinson, Sissy Spacek, Nick Stahl, Marisa Tomei, William Mapother, A film of rare intelligence, realism and resonating emotional power, In The Bedroom has already garnered rave reviews overseas where it has been one of the best-reviewed films of the past year. It has already been highly acclaimed at last year's Sundance Film Festival, where it was awarded a special jury prize for acting. The film deserves its accolades. Several stand out performances look likely to be honoured when the annual awards-giving Continue reading