By: Central News Agency
Martial arts film “The Assassin” by Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien has
been chosen by a New York Times film critic as the best movie of 2015.
In her list of best movies of 2015 published by the New York Times on Wednesday, critic Manohla Dargis had “The Assassin” and “Mad Max: Fury Road” sharing the No. 1 spot for “the year’s two best commercial movies.”
The two other critics who shared their lists of best movies in the same New York Times feature — A. O. Scott and Stephen Holden — named “Timbuktu” and “Carol,” respectively, as their top picks.
Set in ninth-century China, “The Assassin” tells the story of a general’s daughter — Nie Yinniang — who was trained by a nun since the age of 10 to become an assassin. [FULL STORY]