A Moment of Romance III (1996)
Prior to 1999, Johnnie To Kei-Fung had established a so-so track record of hits and flops as a director. He was better as a producer, for sure. This film used to be the movie that I thought was To’s worst but two years later he directed A Hero Never Dies which is just truly awful.
I saw this movie at the old Music Palace in New York City on a Sunday afternoon. The place was packed. When the film was over, there were actually some boo’s and derisive chatter among the crowd. The best thing I could say about A Moment of Romance III is that the cinematography by veteran Poon Hang-Sang is spectacular and, at times, stunning. He makes the two good looking leads look even better looking, which isn’t really possible, is it?