In The Mood For Love A ravishing non-romance in which the impossibly glamorous figures of Maggie Cheung and Tony Leung come together in a cramped apartment block when they suspect that their respective spouses are having an affair.
THE NAMESAKE. Loved this Jhumpa Lahiri novel and enjoyed the film. I keep reading Jhumpa Lahiri because she gives me a sense of what it must be like to immigrate to a new country and watch your children grow up there.
Frances Ha The quintessential quarter-life crisis comedy-drama, this tale of a (co-writer and star Greta Gerwig) going through a transformative 12 months is replete with near-the-knuckle observations about not-so-young adulthood.