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  • Days of Being Wild

    Days of Being Wild

    ★★★★★

    Wong Kar-wai ranked

    Not gonna lie, after watching Fallen Angels I was a tiny bit disappointed with In The Mood For Love and Chungking Express. Yes, both are incredible pieces of cinema and both are among my all-time favorites, but I was hoping to get the same vibes that I got from FA again. The only non-Wong Kar-wai which was able to achieve a similar atmosphere was Fruit Chan's Made In Hong Kong. But now that I’ve finally seen Days Of Being Wild, I…

  • La Haine

    La Haine

    ★★★★★

    La Haine ("the hate") is a film I learned to love like none other over the past years. It’s probably the one film that I’ve seen the most in my life. With friends, alone at night, in French classes, or be it clips on YouTube, reliving some of my favorite scenes and moments. 
    Because of that, without giving it a lot of thought, I started to ironically refer to it as "L’Amour" ("the love"), in appreciation of the enjoyment I…

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  • Rebels of the Neon God

    Rebels of the Neon God

    ★★★★½

    Tsai Ming-liang‘s portrayal of youth and the city life is just incredible. Yes, it is slow and nihilistic but not to an overly pretentious degree, he seems to perfecty understand his characters' psyche and knows how to depict it in his films. 

    While his style of storytelling may not resonate with everyone, the visuals alone make this worth a look. As mentioned, Rebels Of The Neon God captures Taipei beautifully. Be it the streets at night, NEON LIGHTS drenched roller skate…

  • Last Life in the Universe

    Last Life in the Universe

    ★★★★★

    I just can’t understand how Ratanaruang was able to create such a sad and lonely atmosphere, but still made me enjoy every single second of it. I just didn’t want this to end, despite the amount of despair in this film. 
    The soundtrack is just incredible and the cinematography is otherworldly. Seriously, Christopher Doyle may be the best in his craft. I can’t get enough of the work he did in Fallen Angels or Chungking Express, and this is definitely just as good. 

    And the Takashi Miike cameo is just the icing on the cake. 


    Masterpiece.