Dennis D. McDonald (ddmcd@ddmcd.com) consults from Alexandria Virginia. His services include writing & research, proposal development, and project management. Follow him on Google+. He publishes on CTOvision.com and aNewDomain and volunteers with the Alexandria Film Festival. He is also on Linkedin. To subscribe to emailed updates about additions to this web site click here.

Zhang Yimou's CURSE OF THE GOLDEN FLOWER

Zhang Yimou's CURSE OF THE GOLDEN FLOWER

Movie review by Dennis D. McDonald

This is a big, honking royal-family-melodrama/battlefield-extraveganza.

It’s garish, melodramatic, fantastic — and ultimately, boring.

If you enjoyed the opening and closing ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics, you might enjoy this, but beware; there is much flowing and spraying of blood in vast battle scenes that defy credulity.

This is a film more to be endured than enjoyed.

Still, Li Gong is gorgeous.

Copyright (c) 2008 by Dennis D. McDonald

Alex Proyas' GARAGE DAYS

Alex Proyas' GARAGE DAYS

Alex Proyas' DARK CITY

Alex Proyas' DARK CITY