Matthew Lickona noon, July 29
Let the Bullets Fly
Cornball comedy from China in the vein of Kung Fu Hustle, involving a bandit who (by means of falsified identity) takes the position of governor in a rural province (circa 1919). He takes on the struggle of the people against the wealthy gangster who runs the town. Writer/director/actor Wen Jiang is engaging as the decent-souled imposter, and Yun-Fat Chow makes an amusing turn as the clownish villain. The script draws some laughs, but the dialogue is so rapid-fire that one struggles to keep up with the subtitled jokes. The ultimate goal of the film is summed up best by Chow’s character: “Confuse everyone.” 2012.