Friday, June 18 2010
Tokyo Sonata shifts between various narratives of a family in turmoil, as each person struggles to find happiness and solace in what has become a life of overwhelming structure and rules beyond one’s control.
Monday, January 14 2008
Val Lewton made movies that reflected his personal concerns, with characters who refracted his experiences.
Monday, May 23 2005
As Koji and Junco drift apart, not only is their dialogue minimal, but they also appear repeatedly framed by windows and doorways.
Thursday, March 31 2005
One of the most attractive aspects of Kiyoshi Kurosawa's style is his implicit trust in his audience's intelligence.