Tony Leung

In the Mood for Love

The setting: 1960s Hong Kong. On the same afternoon, Mr. Chow (Tony Leung) and Mrs. Chan (Maggie Cheung) move into rooms they’ve rented in neighboring apartments. Their respective spouses are always working late, or are out of town on business. It doesn’t take the two very long to realize that their spouses are having an …

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Wong Kar-Wai’s 2046 was easily my most anticipated film at the Seattle International Film Festival. I had been waiting for this film for years (WKW is notably slow in churning out his films lately). It was rumored to be a sort-of sequel to his gorgeous In the Mood for Love, and, well, it sort of …

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Hero (Ying xiong)

Hero is perhaps the most astonishingly beautiful-looking movie I have ever seen. EVER? (you may ask) Yes, EVER. To put it bluntly, I was simply stunned while sitting through this film. I don’t think I was the only one, because the theater was strangely silent during the film. I think everyone has stopped breathing, like …

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