This was just so damn enjoyable. Like Chungking Express, I liked both stories equally, as well as the way they both intersect. Fallen Angels, though, is much funnier, and has an excellent soundtrack. I'd even go so far as to say it's much more beautiful stylistically too. It makes me really want to fly back in time to Hong Kong in the '90s and smoke a gazillion cigarettes.
Takeshi Kaneshiro is absolutely sublime in this, as well.
I tend to get a bit more critical when watching classic movies for the first time, but I have no real gripes with The Terminator.
I especially appreciate when movies don't get too tangled up in overcomplicated lore. You get given a small amount in The Terminator and it's more than enough for the atmosphere to be perfect. Good stuff.
Generally I'm able to handle slow-paced movies pretty well.
The Assassin is a film that lingers for a long time on beautiful shots, over and over and over again, to the point where most of the film is dedicated to it. It's pretty hard to deal with honestly.
Shu Qi is the wonderful as the eponymous character. The action scenes that do take place are great. Unfortunately, it's just not my cup of tea at the end of the day.