27. IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE
dir. Wong Kar-wai
world premiere 2000
U.S. release 2001
Because, hard as it is to enjoy such gourmet sounds and images without worrying that you're being snookered, I can't see almost anything
wrong, save a highfalutin finale, with Wong's formal and visual masterpiece. Plus, it doubles as an exposé of how where,
when, and how we live ultimately shapes the ways we fall in (or short of) love.