• Tyrion Lannister

    Rewatched by Tyrion Lannister 06 Dec, 2014 9

    "Most people fall in love for the first time as teenagers, I guess I'm a late bloomer"

    I'm a late bloomer to when it comes to loving this movie, not by choice but by circumstance. On my first watch through, I enjoyed it, but was hindered by flaws that were only there because of how/where I was watching it.

    I was motivated to see it again because of glowing praise by my good friend Gogo, especially her beautiful review of…

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  • BruceWayne14

    ★★★★ Watched by BruceWayne14 06 Dec, 2014

    A darker, seedier and almost bioluminescent interpretation of the themes presented previously in Chungking Express.

    Wong Kar-wai flexes his noir influences and creates a strikingly dystopian look at Hong Kong that borders on cyberpunk. The visuals contain so much emotion that the film honestly could work as a silent film and still be both simultaneously sobering and intoxicating. This is why I feel that the voice over present doesn't quite contain much power or purpose. Still, the film is contains Wong Kar-wai's cool-as-hell expressions of loneliness and loyalty.

    Also: best use of a Laurie Anderson song in any movie ever.

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  • Emmanuel Flores

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Emmanuel Flores 25 Nov, 2014

    Fallen Angels is focused on the realism of relationships. Considered the spiritual sequel to Chungking Express, FA is something darker but of course, still fantastic. There's a sort of realism with some fantastical elements in Wong Kar-Wai's film, and that's his signature mark. I love Fallen Angels and I consider it to be some of Kar-Wai's best work. It's nothing short of real. Towards the end, Wong perfectly captures the motif of smoke dispersing as Michelle is holding tightly to…

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  • MrJago

    ★★★ Watched by MrJago 21 Nov, 2014

    Very stylish, almost makes sending a fax look cool :-)

    It has such a unique visual style that it looks hardly dated for a movie from 1995. If I had seen this as a teenager it would probably have been the coolest thing ever, but now I'm kinda like yeah whatever...

    Liked the part about the killer and his business partner the best. The crazy woman bit was almost unbearable.

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  • Gogo

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Gogo 16 Nov, 2014 2

    I am unabashedly and hopelessly in love with Fallen Angels.

    It is listed it in my Get to Know Me list for a number of reasons. Not the least of which is that I love it more than I should. Most think that it's not Wong Kar-wai's best film...not by a long shot. To some degree I see the merit in their argument, but I can't deny my feelings in concession.

    Every now and then one sees a film that…

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  • Reesiepie

    ★★★½ Watched by Reesiepie 05 Nov, 2014

    Even with the mad cap funny characters in Wong Kar-Wai's films, actually there's always an air of sadness which lingers. We all need to belong somewhere, so we pretend we do while longing for it to be real.

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  • Breanna Justice

    ★★★★ Watched by Breanna Justice 01 Apr, 2012

    Such an iconic film. I feel like Wong Kar-Wai is one of the only filmmakers that can get away with using a fish-eyed lens (thanks to the wonderful cinematographer Christopher Doyle).

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  • BazbauersT

    ★★★★ Added by BazbauersT

    WELL DONE CRIME DRAMA

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  • Carlos

    ★★★★★ Added by Carlos

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  • Kyle Lewis

    ★★★ Watched by Kyle Lewis 09 Oct, 2014

    Second tier Wong Kar-Wai but still fun.

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  • Jon Johnson

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Jon Johnson 06 Oct, 2014

    I’ve always found this a more enjoyable experience than Chungking Express (parts of which I find highly irritating) although stylistically and thematically it’s very similar and apparently grew out of a dropped segment of the previous film.

    Seeing it again, knowing it quite well and without the initial dazzle of WKW’s visual tricks, I found the storyline dealing with Takeshi Kaneshiro opening up business’ after hours much funnier than I remembered and, his relationship with his father, very moving. I…

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  • simplybennett

    ★★★½ Watched by simplybennett 27 Sep, 2014

    Good, disabled--dumb character subplot. Good music

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