My Favorite King Hu Films

* * * * (Out of * * * *)

1.   A Touch of Zen (1971)

2.   Dragon Inn (1967)

3.   Come Drink with Me (1966)

4.   The Fate of Lee Khan (1973)
(I watched it on youtube)

5.   Legend of the Mountain (1979)

6.   Raining in the Mountain (1979)
(I watched it on youtube)

7.   The Valiant Ones (1975)

Note: King Hu only partially directed The Swordsman (1990).

My Favorite John Woo Films

* * * * (Out of * * * *)

1.   Hard Boiled (1992)

2.   The Killer (1989)

3.   Bullet in the Head (1990)
(I saw it on an old VHS tape)

4.   A Better Tomorrow (1986)

5.   Red Cliff (2008)

* * * 1/2 (Out of * * * *)

1.   Face/Off (1997)

2.   A Better Tomorrow II (1987)

My Favorite Wong Kar-wai Films

* * * * (Out of * * * *)

1.   In the Mood for Love (2000)

2.   Fallen Angels (1995)

3.   Chungking Express (1994)

4.   2046 (2004)

5.   Days of Being Wild (1990)

6.   Ashes of Time (1994)

7.   Happy Together (1997)

8.   The Grandmaster (2013)

9.   My Blueberry Nights (2007)

10. As Tears Go By (1988)

My Favorite Park Chan-wook Films

* * * * (Out of * * * *)

1.   Oldboy (2003)

2.   The Handmaiden (2016)

3.   Joint Security Area (2000)

4.   Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002)

5.   Lady Vengeance (2005)

6.   Thirst (2009)

7.   I’m a Cyborg, But That’s OK (2006)

8.   Stoker (2013)

* * * * (Out of * * * *) (Short Cinema)

1.   Three… Extremes (2004)
(Segment: “Cut”)
(Anthology Film)

My Favorite Kiyoshi Kurosawa Films

* * * * (Out of * * * *)

1.   Pulse (2001)

2.   Cure (1997)

3.   Creepy (2016)

4.   Tokyo Sonata (2008)

* * * 1/2 (Out of * * * *)

1.   Penance (2012)
(Japanese TV Miniseries)

2.   Seance (2000)
(Japanese TV Film)

My Favorite Kim Jee-woon Films

* * * * (Out of * * * *)

1.   A Bittersweet Life (2005)

2.   The Age of Shadows (2016)

3.   A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)

* * * 1/2 (Out of * * * *)

1.   The Good, the Bad, the Weird (2008)

2.   I Saw the Devil (2010)

3.   The Last Stand (2013)

* * * 1/2 (Out of * * * *) (Anthology Films)

1.   Three (2002)
(Segment: “Memories”)

My Favorite Jia Zhangke Films

* * * * (Out of * * * *)

1.   Platform (2000)

2.   A Touch of Sin (2013)

3.   The World (2004)

4.   24 City (2008)

5.   Unknown Pleasures (2002)

6.   Still Life (2006)

7.   Mountains May Depart (2015)

My Favorite Hou Hsiao-hsien Films

* * * * (Out of * * * *)

1.   The Assassin (2015)

2.   Three Times (2005)

3.   Goodbye South, Goodbye (1996)

4.   Cafe Lumière (2003)

5.   The Puppermaster (1993)
(no relation to the 1989 horror film)

6.   Flowers of Shanghai (1998)

7.   Good Men, Good Women (1995)

8.   Millenium Mambo (2001)

9.   Daughter of the Nile (1987)

10. Flight of the Red Balloon (2007)

 

My Favorite John Woo Films (New)

* * * * (Out of * * * *)

1.   Hard Boiled (1992)

2.   Bullet in the Head (1990)

3.   The Killer (1989)

4.   A Better Tomorrow II (1987)

5.   A Better Tomorrow (1986)

6.   Face/Off (1997)

* * * 1/2 (Out of * * * *)

1.   Red Cliff (2008)

2.   Hard Target (1993)