Movies Directed by Ang Lee (in alphabetical order)

Brokeback Mountain

Brokeback Mountain

While I wish I could avoid jumping on the Brokeback Mountain bandwagon - when everybody and their sister starts raving about how great some movie is, I become skeptical - this film is so well-made and contains such depth that it's hard not to. By now everybody knows about "The Gay Cowboy Movie", and you can't get much more high-concept… read more!

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

I suppose I was predisposed to liking this film, being a longtime fan of its stars Chow Yun-Fat and Michelle Yeoh, as well as its director Lee. I've also long enjoyed the Hong Kong-based fantasy martial arts genre, though I admit that part of its charm has been in its low-budget cheesiness: synth score, low comedy, stock characters, and often… read more!

The Hulk

The Hulk

What a strange specimen, this picture. Ang Lee is a great director. But he set out to make The Hulk look like a living comic book without thinking that maybe the movie should look like a movie instead. His hyperactive use of split-screens, zoom cuts, and superimposed shots actually suggests that he's trying to compensate for an unpolished script, as… read more!

Life of Pi

Life of Pi

Gorgeous adaptation of Yann Martel's novel stars newcomer Suraj Sharma as Piscine "Pi" Patel, a young soul-searcher whose father runs a zoo in French-influenced Pondicherry until the late '70s, when it's decided that the Patel family, and their animals, must leave India for a better life in Canada. Nature has other plans, and after a devastating shipwreck in the Pacific,… read more!