theburkenation

theburkenation

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  • Chungking Express

    Chungking Express

    ★★★★★

    Ok, I see you, Wong Kar Wai.

    Absolutely beautiful. A very bold half hour prologue segues into a charming, weird, romantic, genuine story about two dreamers accepting their loneliness and moving on. I loved every minute of this movie. Wong Kar Wai really seems to understand that holding on to longing serves no one. This is a story about human connection that I've never seen done like this before. Chungking Express is ultimately a noir/romantic comedy that resists nihilism and…

  • Nomadland

    Nomadland

    ★★★½

    Nomadland is a film that drew a lot of reactions from me. I think this is a well directed film. I think this is a well acted film. I think it's a film that's well worth watching, but this movie has some problems that really hold it back from being 5 stars.

    I think Chloe Zhao inadvertently forces happiness into things that aren't supposed to be happy. I don't believe this is on purpose in terms of writing or acting…