Not gonna lie, after watching Fallen Angels I was a tiny bit disappointed with In The Mood For Love and Chungking Express. Yes, both are incredible pieces of cinema and both are among my all-time favorites, but I was hoping to get the same vibes that I got from FA again. The only non-Wong Kar-wai which was able to achieve a similar atmosphere was Fruit Chan's Made In Hong Kong. But now that I’ve finally seen Days Of Being Wild, I…
La Haine ("the hate") is a film I learned to love like none other over the past years. It’s probably the one film that I’ve seen the most in my life. With friends, alone at night, in French classes, or be it clips on YouTube, reliving some of my favorite scenes and moments.
Because of that, without giving it a lot of thought, I started to ironically refer to it as "L’Amour" ("the love"), in appreciation of the enjoyment I…
In the vain of La Haine and Do the Right Thing, Les Misérables tries to give us a new angle on the subject matter with some great performances and strong tension building. Unfortunately though, it lacks the artistic strengths of the aforementioned films and could’ve used a bit more fleshed our characters and story. LH and DTRT don’t have the most refined plots either, but some of the elements in LM felt a bit uninspired, including the implementation of the drone and the ending.
Still a captivating and fun watch overall.
Tsai Ming-liang‘s portrayal of youth and the city life is just incredible. Yes, it is slow and nihilistic but not to an overly pretentious degree, he seems to perfecty understand his characters' psyche and knows how to depict it in his films.
While his style of storytelling may not resonate with everyone, the visuals alone make this worth a look. As mentioned, Rebels Of The Neon God captures Taipei beautifully. Be it the streets at night, NEON LIGHTS drenched roller skate…
I haven’t been this impressed in quite some time.
Incredibly beautiful in every way. Flawlessly edited, an experimental, partially hypnotic fever dream as if created from a different world, a different time. Which makes it even more impressive that it’s almost 40 years old.
Philosophical, poetic voice-over without ever feeling pretentious. A deep, rich collection of ideas and reasonings, thought provoking and leaving a lot of room for interpretation. Maybe a bit much on first watch but thanks to that…