By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly By the time the viewer is 20 minutes into director Wen Jiang’s new Chinese historical comedy “Let the Bullets Fly,” the legendary bandit “Pockmark” Zhang (played by the director himself) is impersonating the local governor. Actually, another con man (played by You Ge) was impersonating the governor first. But […]
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Director Tran Anh Hung left his native Vietnam in 1975, at the age of 12, after Saigon fell to the North Vietnamese forces. Until the year 2000, he made all of his films, with permission, inside the unified Vietnam, showing a rich mixture of love for his homeland with […]
By Assunta Ng What is it like to forget about eating healthy? Owner Andrea Nakata was giving out business cards for her new bakery at a party. I grabbed one and ventured into Le Reve Bakery & Cafe (1805 Queen Anne Ave. N.) with my family last Friday. We had yummy twice-baked almond croissants, a […]
Having traveled alone to New York City, Ye Xian (An Nguyen) hopes to earn money to send home to her ailing father by working in a beauty salon run by Mrs. Su (Tsai Chin), her father’s distant cousin. But the bitter and manipulative Mrs. Su doesn’t actually run a beauty salon. She runs an X-rated massage parlor.