Monday, March 21 2011
This film is a case study in style over substance. This is not always a bad thing. Godard, a master filmmaker, made a career out of this concept. However, when the style offered is derivative, the idiom looms forebodingly.
Wednesday, August 27 2008
Wong's films are structured around images of characters in repose, of interactions weighted with desire, and of individual memory and fantasy.
Sunday, June 29 2008
Thursday, April 10 2008
In Blueberry Nights, attractions are premised on separate losses, cultivations of similar heartaches, and delights in desserts.
Saturday, May 28 2005
Wong Kar-Wai's section follows Miss Hua (Gong Li in some of the most gorgeous dresses ever photographed), a sultry but also wistful Hong Kong call girl.
Sunday, January 1 1995
A swoony, adult film of unexpected restraint, 'In the Mood for Love' shines with radiant color schemes and two devastating central performances, by Maggie Cheung ('Irma Vep') and Tony Leung ('Chungking Express', 'Happy Together').