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.
Wednesday, January 5 2011
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.
Sunday, September 30 2007
Criterion captures three films directed jaggedly by Hiroshi Teshigahara, scripted enigmatically by novelist Kobo Abe, and scored unnervingly by Toru Takemitsu, and provides a welcome box of five films by Yasujiro Ozu.
Thursday, January 2 2014
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.
Thursday, April 18 2013
There's plenty to enjoy in this BFI collection of Yasujiro Ozu's three silent gangster films, not least the director’s entertaining take on the mythology of American crime cinema.
Wednesday, August 1 2012
Director Yasujiro Ozu, the Japanese master of understatement, flirts with conventional melodrama in this exquisite trilogy.
Thursday, February 23 2012
In this specific 2-disk DVD set, the BFI has compiled four rare films by Yasujiro Ozu plus a surviving fragment. The films belong to the genre of ‘The Student Comedies’, a genre which Ozu picked up from imported American films.
Thursday, May 19 2011
Like a haiku with a rigid structure or a kimono-clad mother, these films are restrained and beautiful.
Wednesday, November 2 2011
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.