Thursday, May 10 2007
More than any political or social reading, what Fires on the Plain is really about is life in extremis -- life on the border of death.
Thursday, July 28 2011
This understated film follows the spats and tensions in the Makioka family as they try to find husbands for the two remaining single sisters.
Monday, April 16 2007
The film's awareness lies behind much of the action, to give it a gravity and power that offers hope without denying the potentially hopeless psychological brutality of war.