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 ("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…
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…