2046 ★★★★★

This is my third viewing of 2046, and I'm still not ready to review it.

I wanted to show it to my Son while he's up on Christmas break. Before we started it, I mentioned to my wife that I thought there was a Christmas scene in 2046. Duh! This is at least as much of a Christmas movie as Die Hard!

I've now seen, in order, 2046, In the Mood for Love, 2046, Days Of Being Wild, and 2046. The intricate and subtle connections between these three loosely connected films are coming into closer focus to me, but the total view still remains hauntingly elusive. I don't know if I ever want to completely figure it out. I like the mystery that comes with forgetting exactly where the connections were. Much like a memory you can't just place.

I just have to gush a bit. Kar-Wai Wong is a master. Now, he's up there with Kubrick, Malick, Kurosawa, and Kaurismaki for me ( I might add Tarr too.). Cinematography, score, characters ..2046 is now in serious contention to displace one of my top 4.

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