Opening Statement

For a movie about love, Wong Kar-wai’s In the Mood for Love has little interest in longing glances or passionate embraces. Instead, it seems to be a movie obsessed with empty spaces. It lingers over things unsaid and empty rooms and places where someone else should be – by Sarah Gorr, February 6, 2017

First Viewing: 21st Century's Best

Of these upstarts, the highest ranked, at 24, is Wong Kar-wai’s In the Mood for Love. Just to give you some context, that’s one rank below Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather, and one above Akira Kurosawa’s Rashomon. High praise indeed – by Alex Moore, February 7, 2017

Scenessential: Honesty, Handbags, and Neckties

More than heartbreak, more than love, more than even loneliness, Wong Kar-wai’s In the Mood for Love is about absence. He never shows us the whole picture and his characters never say the whole truth, or not bluntly to say the least, but the honesty of it is brutal – by Sarah Gorr, February 8, 2017

Shattered Time

In the Mood for Love is about looking through the shattered glass of time, and this we know not just because director Wong Kar-Wai often puts his camera behind glass, or moves it so we’re suddenly looking a multiple reflections of a single character in a mirror – by Patrick Brown, February 9, 2017

Related Review: 2046

Though the film continues the stories of characters from In the Mood for Love and Days of Being Wild, it is wildly more expansive in terms of genre and tone, creating a narrative and changing its characters that are much more difficult to grasp – by Aaron Pinkston, February 10, 2017

The Cinessential Podcast, Ep.9

This week, SarahAaron, and guest Alex Moore chat about Wong Kar-wai's gorgeous In the Mood for Love. Topics include: the brilliant filmmaking, music, the strange ending, and whether this is the 21st Century's best film – by The Cinessential, February 13, 2017