An Autumn Afternoon: Ozu's Last Masterpiece
I have written in these pages numerous times of my love for cinema, of the moments captured on celluloid, of those magical images that speak, not only to the intellect, but to my very soul. The wonder of cinema is that it can take the mundane, the ordinary, and make it enchanted; it can pour mystery into the simplest and most natural occurrences. It can reveal depths to the everyday humdrum. There has been only a chosen few directors who have been able to achieve this transcendence with regularity over a sustained period of time, and o f these few, is a director I am getting to know more and more and to love whole-heartedly: Yasujiro Ozu.
An Autumn Afternoon 1962 Trailer
Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans and the purity of Cinema
F W Murnau's 1927 classic Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans is a film about sex and love, about lust and family, about money and poverty. It is a paean of marriage, a film in which a man is torn between the seductive dreams that belong to the young and the comforting yet sometimes unappreciated familiarity of home.
Aurora De F. W. Murnau sunrise927
Review #2: Okja: A Beautiful Story of Ugly Capitalism
In May this year a new film by a Korean director caused controversy and plaudits at the Cannes film Festival. Firstly, there were jeers at the screening when the logo of the production company was shown, then there were protests because the film was shown in the wrong aspect ratio. Finally, after the film was finished, there was a four minute standing ovation.