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The 100 Essential Directors Part 7: Kenji Mizoguchi to Satyajit Ray
21 Aug 2011 // 5:00 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.
The Best DVDs of 2010
5 Jan 2011 // 4:00 PM
As the medium continues to struggle with significance in the steady "streaming" of the 21st Century, here are PopMatters' picks for the best the format(s) have to offer.
Revolvers, Redemption, and Yasujiro Ozu’s Silent Film Experimentation With Crime Drama
4 May 2015 // 9:10 PM
Like Jean-Luc Godard and other French directors who were later influenced by the American crime film tradition, Japan's own Yasujiro Ozu made the genre his own.
Yasujiro Ozu Explores the Cost of Eliminating Conflict
2 Jan 2014 // 9:10 PM
Criterion's Blu-ray re-release of Tokyo Story situates it in the context of Yasujiro Ozu's life and career, his most accessible work, yet one which still holds back secrets.
ReFramed No. 13: Yasujiro Ozu’s 'An Autumn Afternoon' (1962)
2 Nov 2011 // 3:00 AM
Across a 50-plus film career, Yasujiro Ozu managed a singularity of vision that is unmatched in the history of the medium. His thematic inclination coupled with perhaps the most effortlessly formalist visual aesthetic ever conceived marks his catalogue as one of a unified, personal vision.