Days of Being Wild (1990)

Wong Kar-wai directs Leslie Cheung, Maggie Cheung and Andy Lau in this Hong Kong period romance where a playboy breaks hearts.

Sultry and sumptuous but a bit too loose at the end. Not a movie that reaches a destination so much as just halts. The opening sequence showing a gradual seduction in a stadium cafe is wonderful. Throughout Wong Kar-wai lingers on clocks and the marking of time. You rarely have a shot where you aren’t visually aware of the moment passing, a schedule being met.

6

Check out my wife Natalie’s Point Horror blog https://cornsyrup.co.uk

We also do a podcast together called The Worst Movies We Own. It is available on Spotify or here https://letterboxd.com/bobbycarroll/list/the-worst-movies-we-own-podcast-ranking-and/

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.