Released Year: 2004
1. The Dangerous Thread of Things
Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni
Christopher Buchholz as Christopher
Regina Nemni as Cloe
Luisa Ranieri as The Girl / Linda
Antonioni attempts to breathe life into the old Italian movies of lover's spats and diversions and comes up with what feels like a script-less little mess of a movie bent solely on see-through blouses and nude cavorting on beaches.
Directed by Steven Soderbergh
Robert Downey Jr. as Nick Penrose
Alan Arkin as Dr. Pearl / Hal
Ele Keats as The Woman / Cecelia
Steven Soderberg makes a testy little script about an ad man in therapy with a bizarre psychiatrist exploring a recurring sensual dream. Shot is black and white the actors give it their all but the story is silly and becomes boring with all the distractions Soderberg works into the weak plot.
3. The Hand
Directed by 王家卫 Wong Kar Wai
鞏俐 Gong Li as Miss Hua
张震 Chang Chen as Xiao Zhang
Wong Kar Wai presents the strongest of the three films in a dark story about a tailor who sublimates his desire for a courtesan by making clothes for her - a 'servant' who finally reverses his role. The photography and interweaving of the characters is very beautiful to experience.
L² Scored: 6/10
To be fair, each movie will have a full 3 marks, the extra 1 mark will depends on what kind of surprise i got when watching it. For the `st & 2nd movie, sadly i will only score a 1 for each of them. Wong Kar Wai movie i gave it a 3 & extra 1 more score for the juicy Chang Chen's ass :)