Flight of the Red Balloon (2007)

An abridged version of this review was published today at Christianity Today Movies.-How is childhood like a red balloon?Watching Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s new film Flight of the Red Balloon, there are many possible answers to that question. … [Read more...]

Good Medicine by Way of Paris and Taiwan: Thank You, Hou Hsiao-Hsien!

I may have the flu, I may have a voice like a gravel-crusher and a fever of 101, but I'm still here, propped up in bed editing Cyndere's Midnight.It may have had something to do with my diet of aspirin, soup, hot tea, cough medicine, whisky, and Airborne, but I was hypnotized and delighted by Flight of the Red Balloon, the new film by Hou Hsiao-Hsien, which I watched while slumped on the couch yesterday afternoon. It's one of the most visually inventive films I've ever seen, reminding me of … [Read more...]