Sunday, August 21 2011
Pushing boundaries seems to be the thread that ties the directors of our seventh day together. From Japanese innovators to Italian iconclasts and Polish provocateurs, the directors that fall between Kenji Mizoguchi and the man who was perhaps India's greatest visual storyteller, Satyajit Ray, all push the form in incredible, surprising ways.
Thursday, October 21 2010
As with Gohatto, Oshima's English-language debut features an exotic interloper who causes a sexual disturbance among an insular clique.
Wednesday, May 20 2009
For all his visual flair, Oshima has failed to construct a coherent, emotionally engaging piece and I fear these failings may cause this film to alienate viewers.
Tuesday, May 19 2009
Now may be an excellent time to reappraise this period in film history, the shock of sex worn off, and its artistic aims put into clearer long-term context.