Reviews // 3 Articles
The 100 Essential Directors Part 7: Kenji Mizoguchi to Satyajit Ray
21 Aug 2011 // 4:00 PM
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.
Exoticism and Eroticism in 'Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence'
21 Oct 2010 // 4:00 PM
As with Gohatto, Oshima's English-language debut features an exotic interloper who causes a sexual disturbance among an insular clique.
Empire of Passion
20 May 2009 // 4:00 PM
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.