Movies Directed by Wong Kar Wai (in alphabetical order)

2046

2046

Wong Kar Wai is one of the few directors whose films are actual events: as it's been almost five years since the release of his masterpiece In the Mood for Love, the excitement over his next project has been palpable. In this context, some critics can't be blamed for finding Wong's ambitious follow-up, 2046, a bit of a let-down. It's hard not to… read more!

The Grandmaster

The Grandmaster

Wong Kar Wai makes a kung fu movie. What more do you need to know, really? Dramatizing the life of the legendary Wing Chun master Ip Man, best known (read: only known) to Westerners as the man who taught Bruce Lee, The Grandmaster scurries through the biographical details and focuses on gorgeous, balletic fight scenes between Ip (played by Wong… read more!

In the Mood for Love

In the Mood for Love

Bar none, this is the most romantic motion picture I've ever seen. No big surprise, considering it's the latest from writer/director/producer Wong Kar Wai, who has proven adept at capturing the essence of heartbreak in his previous films (especially Chungking Express and Fallen Angels). But this film shines as the culmination of his work, as sophisticated and moody as -… read more!

My Blueberry Nights

My Blueberry Nights

Legendary Hong Kong director Wong Kar Wai has been taking a drubbing by critics over this, his first English-language feature. I won't be so hard on My Blueberry Nights, though by no means did I find it a great film. Wallowing in Wong's trademark themes of loneliness and romantic obsession, the film is more or less divided into three stories, with itinerant waitress… read more!