Tokyo Story

Title: Tokyo Story Director: Yasujirô Ozu Released: 1953 One of my favourite film reviewers, Dennis Schwartz claims that, “This very well might be the best film ever made.” I concur. While this could be true for most of Ozu’s films, Tokyo Story is a uniquely mature work of art. Shot in the director’s trademark tatami style (the camera is placed and locked 3 feet above the ground … Continue reading Tokyo Story

Cemetery of Splendour

Title: Cemetery of Splendour Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul Released: 2015 Well, this film is impressive in its ability to seem completely unimpressive, as is the case with most of the Thailandese director’s films. Unimpressive, that is, in a superficial way, since you leave the cinema feeling a sort of catharsis. For it is very difficult to explain what really happens in Weerasethakul’s latest film. Its simplicity … Continue reading Cemetery of Splendour