“He remembers those vanished years. As though looking through a dusty windowpane, the past is something he could see, but not touch. And everything he sees is blurred and indistinct.” I thought it was high time to update “In the Mood for Love” since it’s one of the best romances captured on film. It’s both ravishing and sophisticated. The film’s warmth is something most definitely rare in film nowadays. Wong Kar Wai truly made a mesmerizing poetic love story that is perfect in everyway. It even comes close to my all-time favorite romance film “Cinema Paradiso”. The cinematography is beyond beautiful. Every shot of the film left me in awe. So I’m happy that it’s finally part of my Blu-ray collection. Next there is “Black Moon”, which I saw twenty years ago. All I remember of this film are nudists running around with a large pig and a unicorn saying, “The most beautiful things in the world, are the most useless. Peacocks and lilies for instance.” I remember not liking it at all and wanting to watch “The Visitor” instead. Maybe I might like it better now because I’ve loved every film the Criterion Collection has put out excluding Jellyfish Eyes, which is god-awful.
#inthemoodforlove #maggiecheung #tonyleungchiuwai #wongkarwai #blackmoon #cathrynharrison #louismalle #bluray #criterion #criterioncollection #criterioncollector #bluraycollector #cinephile #cinephilecommunity #blurays #blurayjunkie #barnesandnoble #criterionsale