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Tsui Hark, Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame

Born in 1950, China’s Tsui Hark has gained international standing as a producer (A Better Tomorrow and The Killer, two iconic classics of Hong Kong cinema) and as an intensely personal martial arts action director (Seven Swords). Hark’s Detective Dee is a lush, nearly hallucinogenic if fact-inspired period epic lead by a Chinese detective whose exploits rival the centuries-later Sherlock Holmes.



Beyond the Subtitles


Stephen Schaefer hosts candid conversations with actors, filmmakers, producers and movie people near and far. Schaefer has over three decades of writing and talking about movies behind him. He is the author of the Hollywood spoof The Autobiography of Marla Del Marr as told to Stephen Schaefer  and is currently a film critic and entertainment writer for The Boston Herald; and a contributor to USA Today and Entertainment Weekly.