Posts Tagged ‘chungking express’

I saw The Social Network for the fifth time the other day, and I feel obliged to say a little more, one last time, about this special gift that cinema gave us last year. It’s hard to appreciate history being made at the very time it is being made, even if every critic on the […]


Alright, so as promised, for those like myself with a greater obsession over cinema and who are fortunate enough to live in a city with decent opportunities for watching smaller films, here’s the second batch of my recommendations regarding what to look out for this Fall. You should most certainly have the privilege of seeing […]


Tony Leung Chiu Wai (Chow Mo-wan), Li Gong (Su Li-zhen), Faye Wong (Wang Jing-wen), Takuya Kimura (Tak), Ziyi Zhang (Bai Ling), Carina Lau (Lulu), Maggie Cheung (Su Li-zhen). Screenplay by Wong Kar-wai. Directed by Wong Kar-wai. Rating: 12. Running time: 129 minutes. If Chungking Express feels like a scrapbook, a rapid-fire mash-up of sublime style, […]


Maggie Cheung (Su Li-zhen – Mrs. Chan), Tony Leung Chiu Wai (Chow Mo-wan). Screenplay by Wong Kar-wai. Directed by Wong Kar-wai. Rating: PG. Running time: 94 minutes. So this is more like it. After being ecstatic about Chungking Express but then downtrodden by the elusive Happy Together, I’m delighted to say my reaction to In The […]


Leslie Cheung (Ho Po-wing), Tony Leung (Lai Yiu-Fai). Screenplay by Wong Kar-wai. Directed by Wong Kar-wai. Rating: 15. Running time: 96 minutes. Oh I so wanted to love this one. I really did. I’m still in awe of Chungking Express after first seeing it a week ago, and I was eagerly hoping my second encounter […]


Tony Leung (Cop 663), Takeshi Kaneshiro (He Zhiwu, Cop 223), Faye Wong (Faye), Brigitte Lin (Woman in blonde wig), Valerie Chow (Air hostess). Written by Wong Kar-wai. Directed by Wong Kar-wai. Rating: 12. Running time: 102 minutes. If you insist on plots, get out of here. Chungking Express doesn’t have one in any meaningful sense and […]