It's hard to describe the moment(s) of suspense between two people in love. WKW turned that moment into a beautiful and sensitive film. Great work that portraits a world full of impasses and hesitations. It is also interesting to notice that the main characters are many times "imprisoned" within the shots, with objects and décor creating the sense of enclosure. 4/ 4,5
I really regret having postponed watching this for so long. Through extraordinary use of cinematography (namely, frames within frames), Wong Kar-Wai constantly reminds us of how much the main characters are trapped, all the while creating a sense of voyeurism representative of the social surveillance felt by our protagonists. Music is also superbly used to create mood and emotion. A masterpiece of modern cinema.