Bursting at the scenes of painted ladies from another universe, KRISTEN LIU-WONG slays her candy-coated fever dream of a universe with her sensual and dangerous vixens. But outside of her art, when she isn’t watching trashy reality TV or working on her LEGO collection, she wallows in her gory, nostalgic, and hilarious mix of favorite films of all time.
Farewell My Concubine (1993)
Amazingly complex and unique love story that was also incredibly devastating. Shot beautifully and gave me a deeper appreciation for Chinese Opera.
Park Chan-wook is one of my favorite directors (The Handmaiden and Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance are also favorites) but this was the first film I saw of his and it left the biggest impression. I loved how twisted it was and I never knew what would happen which is incredibly rare for movies.
A really dreamy, dystopian nightmare that was so visually inspirational for me.
This is a ridiculous movie but I think it’s a great comedy that holds up to the test of time. I dunno, this one just cracks me up and I think it’s great.
Gone With the Wind (1939)
I was OBSESSESSED [sic] with Gone With the Wind in 6th grade and have read it over a dozen times since so of course the movie makes the list. Obviously, there are huge issues with its racism and inaccurate depiction of slavery but I’ve had a long fascination with the Civil War and the romanticism that surrounds it so this is an all-time favorite and I can’t help but root for Scarlett.