Cold War

Cold War. It’s a bit of a mess but it’s decent. Always keeps moving. Bureaucratic succession drama disguised as action film! Sometimes watching foreign movies I think I’m probably missing a lot of cultural context that would help me settle in.

In the Mood for Love

In the Mood for Love. Gorgeous, seductive movie. One of the dilemmas here is, (how) can you get what you want if you don’t want to be the kind of person that would do what it takes to get it? When you’re watching it, it’s easy to sympathize with the protagonists, but afterward… don’t they seem a little, um, weird? I love the parallels in setting and architecture. They’re so hemmed in, so much kept inside. Thematically, it pairs well with David Lean’s Brief Encounter.