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  • Last Year at Marienbad

    Last Year at Marienbad

    ★★★★★

    “At first sight, it seemed impossible to lose your way.”

    In a mysterious and isolated baroque chateau, a handsome man approaches a beautiful woman and alludes to a romance they shared the year before, but the woman insists they have never met.

    Alain Resnais’ Last Year at Marienbad methodically coalesces past and present in a profoundly disquieting, seductive meditation on the elusiveness of memory over time. Resnais employs a pronounced brand of surrealism that beautifully deconstructs the cinematic form. The…

  • In the Mood for Love

    In the Mood for Love

    ★★★★★

    “那些消失了的歲月,彷彿隔著一塊積著灰塵的玻璃,看得到,抓不著。他一直在懷念著過去的一切。如果他能衝破那塊積著灰塵的玻璃, 他會走回早已消失的歲月。”

    Set in Hong Kong in 1962, Wong Kar-wai’s magnum opus, In the Mood for Love, patiently paints the relationship between two neighbors, Mr. Chow and Mrs. Chan, who accidentally discover their spouses are having an affair with each other.

    Seeking to understand how the affair began, Mr. Chow and Mrs. Chan try to reenact their spouses' initial courtship by pretending to be the other's spouse, the process through which they gradually begin to develop feelings for each other.…

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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 amid 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 would concede the island colony back to the Chinese, the film uneasily sits between Britain’s colonial past and the encroaching influence of mainland China.…

  • 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…

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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

    ★★★★

    “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…