Busy, epic adaptation lacks real heart.
TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: Most of Cloud Atlas, the time-traveling omnibus collaboration between the Wachowski siblings and Tom Tykwer, moves like a racing heartbeat. For almost three hours, six storylines—each one set in eras spanning...
Ancient Chinese wonder and romance fails to spark a spell.
It all looks good. You’ve got a good cast, the sets are coming up a treat and then presto chango, all of those fantastic elements fail to synthesise into a coherent whole.
The central characters whose motivations are often so obscure that it`s difficult to enter into the emotion of the film
Chen Kaige is one of the most significant filmmakers of China`s Fifth Generation - it almost all began with his film Yellow Earth ...he`s a winner of the Palm d` Or in Cannes with Farewell My Concubine and a master of visual image..... as you`ll...