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Thursday, November 29 2012

Now This is How You Make a Melodrama: 'In the Mood for Love'

The central affair from In the Mood for Love might not have the violent urgency of something like Romeo and Juliet, but unlike more intense love stories, the quiet doom of this one makes it linger in your mind years after watching the movie.


Wednesday, August 27 2008

My Blueberry Nights

Wong's films are structured around images of characters in repose, of interactions weighted with desire, and of individual memory and fantasy.


Wednesday, April 9 2008

My Blueberry Nights

In Blueberry Nights, attractions are premised on separate losses, cultivations of similar heartaches, and delights in desserts.


Friday, May 27 2005

Eros (2004)

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.


Saturday, December 31 1994

In the Mood for Love (2000)

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').


Blogs

Monday, March 21 2011

Against the Consensus: 'Chungking Express'

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.


Sunday, June 29 2008

My Blueberry Nights (2007)

True fans of cinema generally hate dubbed foreign films. Not only do they miss the beauty of the native language, but every rerecording job seems


News

Wednesday, April 9 2008

Norah Jones tries her hand at acting in 'My Blueberry Nights'

It was the kind of offer that most Hollywood A-listers would jump at: a chance to work with Wong Kar-Wai, the critically acclaimed Hong Kong


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