recent movies 2009-05-04


The best performer in Raise the Red Lantern is the lady who gave up her career as an opera singer to get married to an uncaring rich man to whom women are disposable mere objects. Even more painful is the life-long servitude that many take, where they accept to be treated like lesser humans. I do wonder what message the movie attempts to portray though, and I also feel lucky I wasn't born in old China!

Wanted is nice, flashy, and as unaccomplished as I expected, but has the most beautiful suicide scene in memory.