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  • Chungking Express

    Chungking Express

    ★★★★★

    夢中人 一分鐘抱緊 接十分鐘的吻

    陌生人 怎麼走進內心 製造這次奮

    A cloud of dread and uncertainty looms above Wong Kar-Wai’s third feature, Chungking Express, an exuberant whirlwind of love and longing bursting with seductive exoticism set amidst a Hong Kong in a perpetual state of flux and apprehension about its identity and future.

    Released in 1994, a mere three years before the British government conceded the island colony back to the Chinese, the film uneasily sits between Britain’s colonial past and the encroaching influence of mainland China. The…

  • Le Samouraï

    Le Samouraï

    ★★★★★

    “There is no greater solitude than that of the samurai unless it is that of the tiger in the jungle...perhaps...”

    Cigarette smoke billows through a dimly lit room. A canary chirps instinctively in the background. A man, fully dressed, sits up from his bed and moves towards the door. He puts on a smooth khaki trench coat and a sleek grey fedora, carefully he adjusts the brim, and steps out onto the streets of Paris.

    Jean-Pierre Melville's 1967 masterpiece, Le…

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  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    ★★

    “We've passed on all we know. A thousand generations live in you now.”

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker drags this once groundbreaking franchise to a grinding halt with a frustratingly uninspired installment whose sole existence is to appease a fractured fanbase.

    All of what The Last Jedi set up, albeit imperfectly, is completely thrown out the window. The first hour of this film is spent reworking The Last Jedi for this one to make a lick of sense. It…

  • Blade Runner

    Blade Runner

    ★★★★★

    “All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain.”

    Ridley Scott’s genre-defining masterpiece, Blade Runner, is a colossal cinematic achievement and the blueprint of which informs nearly every science-fiction film since its 1982 release. Scott’s often imitated, never replicated depiction of a desolate dystopian future is an utterly enveloping sensory experience. Jordan Cronenweth’s sweeping lurid vistas of towering monolithic pyramids, neon-lit streets, invasive probing lights, and perpetual downpour create visual texture, tactility, and a sense of world-weariness…

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  • Paris, Texas

    Paris, Texas

    ★★★★★

    “I wanted to see him so bad that I didn't even dare imagine him anymore.”

    Seemingly birthed from the dust that surrounds him, a man wordlessly emerges from the desert, trudging towards an invisible horizon, his face weary and withered, his memory elusive, his soul haunted by regret and sorrow.

    Wim Wenders' Paris, Texas is a melancholic portrait of a broken man yearning for reconnection with a family whom he had left years ago. But much more so, the film…

  • Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War

    ★★★★½

    “In time you will know what it’s like to lose, to feel so desperately that you’re right, yet to fail all the same.”

    When directors say their sequel is “The Empire Strikes Back” of sequels, rarely does it prove true. But yet it does in Avengers: Infinity War, and to a vast extent.

    Avengers: Infinity War is Marvel’s most ambitious foray into the superhero genre yet, culminating in the last ten years of the studio's existence. It is a bold…