In a Nutshell. Mini reviews of movies old and new. No fuss. No spoilers. And often no sleep.

Friday, 29 January 2016

Picture of a Nymph (1988)

It's so much like A Chinese Ghost Story (1987) that it wouldn't take a liar as accomplished as the Wife of Bath to convince someone that the two films were in fact part of the same series. Thankfully, it also shares the same appreciation of wonder, disregard for logic, sense of purpose and freedom of expression that makes Siu-tung's film such a joy to watch. It's one of the occasions where I consider mimicry to be a compliment.
And, really, who wouldn't want to see Joey Wong do her thing in flowing gowns and big sleeves once more?

3 flying paper umbrellas out of 5

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