Starting from March 2021, my top 4 will consist of my favourite new watches from the previous month.
First 40 minutes are great (even if the satire is a bit too heavy-handed for my taste), but then it meanders on and on in the middle with stuff I don't care about all that much. The ending is cool though, even if it feels like they kinda rushed it.
Disappointed, thought I would like this more.
Excellent and most certainly daring wartime satire, filled with snappy dialogue and charismatic performances (the two leads deliver their lines and roles very well in particular). I do think that the setup of the story sags a tad which dragged down my enjoyment by a little bit, but the brand of humour doesn't feel as if it's aged at all and easily outweighs my problem within this wonderful film.
I have a thing against being overdramatic in my reviews, sometimes I would just go for a one-liner or just a paragraph too. But boundaries must be broken, because I don’t think I would be able to follow any of these qualities and not deliver the full gratification that this truly deserves.
First of all. Seriously, how is this a debut?
Every time I watch this, i’m left genuinely astonished with how well-crafted Lynch’s style is…
Stylish, Bittersweet, and Melancholic.
A deep understanding of love and loneliness in chaotic Hong-Kong. Pulsated by wonderful performances, slick editing and (occasionally) great writing. It’s such a shame that the second story pales in comparison when it comes to the charm of the first story.
Also, this man really likes pineapples and California Dreamin' (using the word 'like' is probably an understatement to the latter at this point, but yeah)
Nevertheless, ‘Chungking Express’ was a solid starting point into Wong Kar-wai's filmography, even if it’s not perfect.