Ang Lee is New York’s most ambitious and versatile director, even if he is rarely credited for it. Who else can say they’ve ranged nearly as far? A gay western (Brokeback Mountain), a comic-book franchise (The Hulk), the most-successful martial-arts film of all time (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), three seminal Asian-American dramas, and, oh, yeah, this classic on suburban-Connecticut dysfunction, now available on a spiffy Criterion DVD. Bonus features include new interviews with almost all of the principals (Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver), plus commentary by Lee and his longtime collaborator and enabler James Schamus.
The Ice Storm
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