EFC II #161 – Chungking Express (1994)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#161 – Chungking Express (1994)
Dir. Wong Kar-wai
Starring: Brigitte Lin, Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Faye Wong, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Valerie Chow, Thom Baker, Chan Kam-Chuen

The one hundred and sixty-first installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Wong Kar-wai’s stylish drama about two Hong Kong cops getting over break ups, Chungking Express.

July 2017

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes I think so, like many I’ve seen from the book so far, it’s unlike anything else I’ve seen and has stuck in my head very strongly.

 

EFC II #149 – Hoop Dreams (1994)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#149 – Hoop Dreams (1994)
Dir. Steve James
Starring: William Gates, Arthur Agee

The one hundred and forty-ninth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, the acclaimed documentary about two young teenagers trying to make it as basketball players in the 90s, Hoop Dreams.

Recorded in April 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes, one of the best documentaries I’ve seen, such a compelling, human story.

EFC II #121 – The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

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#121 – The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Dir. Frank Darabont
Starring: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler, Clancy Brown, James Whitmore, Mark Rolston, Gil Bellows

The one hundred and twenty-first installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Frank Darabont’s adaptation of the Stephen King prison story novella, frequently cited as one of the greatest films ever made, The Shawshank Redemption.

Recorded in December 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: Yeah, it’s great.

Luke: Yes, there’s a reason it’s so well loved.

EFC II #19 – Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#19 – Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
Dir. Mike Newell
Starring: Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, Simon Callow, John Hannah, Kristin Scott Thomas, James Fleet

The nineteenth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, the Richard Curtis penned British rom-com that made Hugh Grant a star in the 90s, Four Weddings and a Funeral.

Recorded in June 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: No, but it’s still a good film.

Luke: No, I enjoyed it a lot but it’s not must see.