In the Mood for Love

In the Mood for Love ★★★★★

Kar-wai’s style in this oozes as much lush beauty as Tony Leung Chiu-wai and Maggie Cheung, which is near impossible to match. In the Mood for Love has a lavish and effective balance of elegant cinematography, polarizingly gorgeous lighting, and effortless nuance, bursting with both affection and heartbreak through red lenses and quiet tears. Alluring, hypnotic, and a feat in modern cinema, In the Mood for Love demands your adoration. 

And no, please no, don’t make me pit it against Chungking. I can only take so much.

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