Posts Tagged ‘wong kar wai’

Salon sets the challenge as follows: It is assumed that you’ll have an indestructible DVD player with a solar-recharging power source… You can list 10 feature films, one short and a single, self-contained season of a TV series. The short is easy. I’d take One Week without a second thought. As is my choice for a first feature […]


This isn’t going to be a review, exactly. In fact, if you haven’t seen The Secret In Their Eyes I’d prefer it if you didn’t read this at all. My sales pitch was posted here a year ago. This is going to be more of a brief analysis, a handful of thoughts it’ll only be worth […]


Two more months and we’ll be on the home stretch towards the awards season again. Everybody knows that if it’s a year Christopher Nolan is busy filming rather than releasing, cinema practically dies from the end of the Oscars in March until the beginning of October. I’ve found a few exceptions, but this year is […]


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 […]


Jude Law (Jeremy), Norah Jones (Elizabeth), David Strathaim (Arnie), Rachel Weisz (Sue Lynne), Natalie Portman (Leslie). Screenplay by Lawrence Block and Wong Kar-wai. Directed by Wong Kar-wai. Rating: 12. Running time: 95 minutes. So here we have a Wong Kar-wai film that is neither set in Hong Kong nor whose characters are Chinese. That’s quite […]


Yun-Fat Chow (Tequila), Tony Leung Chiu Wai (Alan), Philip Kwok (Mad Dog), Philip Chan (Pang), Wei Tung (Foxy), Hoi-Shan Kwan (Mr. Hoi). Screenplay by Barry Wong. Directed by John Woo. Rating: 18. Running time: 128 minutes. Get me a thesaurus, because the two most apt adjectives that spring to mind here – ridiculous and outrageous […]