Kenji Mizoguchi
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//Features

The Best DVDs and Blu-rays of 2013
18 Dec 2013 // 8:14 PM

As home video spins off into various immediate options -- streaming, simultaneous theatrical and digital release -- there are still many gems to uncover in the increasingly obsolete format.

The Best DVDs of 2011
8 Jan 2012 // 3:00 PM

With the continuing rise of Blu-ray, this year sees a lot of repeat entries. Just because they're here again, however, doesn't mean they're any less special.

//Reviews

The Bette Davis of Japan and Her Performance in 'The Life of Oharu'
15 Aug 2013 // 5:10 PM

Kinuyo Tanaka faithfully portrays different aspects Oharu – pride, vanity, sensitivity, despondency, impetuousness, devout motherhood, and lust – in a manner that is both kaleidoscopic yet realistic.

Suffering Stripped to Its Lineaments: 'Sansho the Bailiff'
4 Apr 2013 // 10:10 PM

This film would retain its beauty even if the print were dragged through the mud.

//Blogs

ReFramed 16: Kenji Mizoguchi's 'The Crucified Lovers' (1954)
14 Dec 2011 // 1:00 AM

Another great Japanese auteur gets one of his lesser known 'gems' reconsidered in this installment's cinematic back and forth

//Mixed media
//Blogs

A Crooked and Unseen Highway: lowercase - "She Takes Me"

// Sound Affects

"The newest Between the Grooves series tackles Lowercase's Kill the Lights, a great marriage of slowcore and post-punk: raw, angry, sullen, and very much alive almost 20 years later.

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