Lust, Caution wants us to feel the erotic ping of buttoned-up people ripping open those buttons, but too often it's the film's drama that's under wraps.
Eileen Chang took 40 years to keep revising this story. It is never only "a fast, tawdry, and voluptuous pulp." You must be a too busy film critics.
Sep 26 - 06:25 PM
I think you are mistaken about what the film wants us to feel. You seem to misunderstand the film and the cultural context.
Sep 26 - 06:31 PM
viewed in a perspective of thriller, you can never get into the essence of the film.
Sep 27 - 02:13 AM
Understand China, 1940s??? Gleiberman seems jealous that the film is "like a '40s Hollywood thriller ... wearing complicated hair ..."
Sep 27 - 04:12 PM