John Woo

  • Film

    December 15, 2011

    Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

    Tom Cruise's mission: live another day as a bankable star.

  • Film

    November 20, 2008

    Being Jean-Claude Van Damme

    The Mussels From Brussels gets emotional in JCVD

  • Home Entertainment

    March 6, 2008

    Thinning Crowds

    It's always dead at The Club

  • Film

    September 6, 2007

    Owen, Clive Owen

    Shoot 'Em Up proves that its star could have been a killer Bond

  • Home Entertainment

    July 26, 2007
  • Film

    December 21, 2006

    Don't Believe the Hype

    Despite a nonexistent marketing campaign, Cuarón's latest is not to be missed

  • Film

    October 5, 2006

    Bait and Switch

    A hero of the Hong Kong new wave returns the compliment

  • Film

    May 4, 2006


    Mission: Impossible III runs the franchise into the ground

  • Home Entertainment

    January 26, 2006

    Exit the Matrix

    The Matrix: Path of Neo is more chop suey than chopsocky.

  • Film

    September 16, 2004

    Shell Shock

    The sequel to Ghost in the Shell is a feast for the eyes, but a disappointment for the brain

  • Film

    July 15, 2004

    Sacrificing Isaac

    I, Robot owes little to Asimov and much to prior sci-fi cinema

  • Film

    May 6, 2004

    Crouching Forward, Hidden Goalie

    Stephen Chow's kung fu/soccer spoof is fun, sort of

  • Film

    December 25, 2003

    Forget It

    You saw Paycheck last year...don'cha remember?

  • Calendar

    May 22, 2003

    The Story of O-So

    The Asian Film Festival offers bullets and blood

  • Film

    January 2, 2003

    Old News

    Reissues dominated, but an international crop of films yielded some good harvest

  • Film

    October 24, 2002

    Yes, But Whose Truth?

    Jonathan Demme remakes Charade, but it's hardly an imitation

  • News

    October 3, 2002

    Not Quite Famous

    Plus: Booty-licious

  • Film

    September 19, 2002

    Going Ballistic

    Ecks vs. Sever suffers from XXX disease

  • Film

    June 13, 2002

    All That Jazz

    When Nic Cage and John Woo talk, it's a friendly face-off

  • Film

    June 13, 2002

    Pitching Woo

    There's a lot to love about Nicolas Cage in the WWII melodrama Windtalkers

  • Film

    March 28, 2002

    Looking East

    The Asian Film Festival of Dallas offers up some exotic entries

  • Film

    January 10, 2002

    All Thai'd Up

    Bangkok Dangerous gives plenty of Pang for the buck

  • Film

    January 10, 2002

    A Real Howler

    This Wolf tears through cinema's most boring season

  • Film

    March 29, 2001

    Dr. Yes

    The gorgeous excess of Spy Kids sets the right tone for its surreal fantasy

  • Film

    March 8, 2001

    Blood Simple

    The gory 15 Minutes is like TV news: flashy, fun, forgettable

  • Film

    December 28, 2000

    Just Good Enough

    A great 1999 made it just a decent 2000 in theaters

  • Film

    May 25, 2000

    Mission accomplished

    Sequel-itis infects Cruise's M:I-2, but not fatally

  • Film

    March 23, 2000

    Jet set

    Here's one Hong Kong hero who's ready to conquer

  • Film

    December 16, 1999

    A crown jewel

    You should get to know Anna and the King all over again

  • Film

    November 25, 1999

    The last action zero

    Arnold returns to fight Satan -- aw, to hell with it

  • Film

    June 3, 1999

    Brave face

    Hiding behind Masks is a poignant film about an old man and a child

  • Calendar

    February 4, 1999
  • Film

    January 28, 1999

    Asian invasion

    As the Hong Kong movie industry collapses, scads of Chinese filmmakers and actors are landing big jobs in Hollywood

  • Calendar

    September 3, 1998
  • Music

    August 20, 1998

    Blank generation

    Hooks, cliches, and highbrow wit: How Stephin Merritt has become a pop songwriter without peer

  • Film

    June 11, 1998

    The wild--and mild--bunch

    Warner Bros. celebrates its 75th birthday with a weeklong best-of fest

  • News

    March 5, 1998
  • Film

    February 5, 1998

    On the lam

    This "official" John Woo knockoff is less than dazzling

  • Film

    January 1, 1998

    On the fringes

    Most of the year's best films were from the outside looking in

  • Film

    July 3, 1997

    Hurray for Holly-Woo

    When John Woo says 'Action!' it takes on a whole new meaning

  • Film

    June 26, 1997

    Twin towers

    Travolta and Cage reveal Face/Off is more than skin-deep

  • Film

    June 5, 1997

    Air disaster

    Bruckheimer production comes complete with all his Con-temptible traits

  • Film

    April 3, 1997

    Shoot to thrill

    In Double Team, Van Damme shuts up and kicks ass--and Rodman doesn't foul out

  • Calendar

    June 6, 1996
  • Film

    February 15, 1996

    Empty quiver

    Broken Arrow doesn't shoot straight

  • Calendar

    November 16, 1995
  • Film

    September 7, 1995
  • Film

    August 24, 1995

    Bigger, louder

    With 1,000 times the budget for his sequel, Robert Rodriguez comes out with guns a-blazin'

  • Film

    February 2, 1995
  • Film

    November 24, 1994
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