2046 ★★★★½

Ambitious to a fault and I wouldn't be surprised if my love for this movie will sour on subsequent rewatches or only grow. It's messy when I sit here and think about it, but while experiencing it I loved every second. I enjoy the (probably wrong) interpretation of Cho being a stand-in for Wong Kar-Wai and I believe the connection to In The Mood For Love adds layers to the film it wouldn't have by itself. All that said, I'm still struggling with the idea why this is a sequel to In The Mood For Love. I like what it brought but I also find it a little unnecessary as well, almost like it was used as a crutch.