Life of PI

Richard Parker lives!
Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan and Ayush Tandon
Directed by Ang Lee

You know those shipwreck movies where the castaways end up on some island and they have to start from scratch finding food, shelter, and, let's say in the case of “Lord of the Flies,” figure out how to govern themselves? Well, “Life of Pi” makes those movies look like a vacation in Bora Bora. Ang Lee’s adaptation of Yann Martel’s best selling novel (M. Knight Shyamalan was, at one point, attached ... more >

Cannes ’09 – Ang Lee’s Taking Woodstock

Not the Taiwanese filmmaker's best

Ang Lee's "Taking Woodstock" was just screened here in Cannes this afternoon and the reaction as the end credits rolled was polite applause. This was, I thought, supposed to be one of the movie-events of the festival, a near-transformative experience--I expected the earth to move. Ang Lee happens to be one of only two American filmmakers presenting in Cannes, and his association with James Schamus ... more >