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DVD Review: ‘The Life of Oharu’ (Criterion Collection)


The Japanese classic 'Life of Oharu' is newly available from the Criterion Collection. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: The Ballad of Narayama (1958) – The Criterion Collection

A fascinating formal experiment and a moving depiction of (misguided, perhaps) duty. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: Late Spring – The Criterion Collection

Ozu's bittersweet family drama works so well because of the story's authenticity. Read More »

DVD Review: Rashomon (Criterion Collection)

Criterion Collection releases restored version of Rashomon on DVD. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: Harakiri (1962) — The Criterion Collection

As aesthetically bracing as it is politically bold. Read More »

DVD Review: Still Walking

A masterwork from a new Japanese titan. Read More »

DVD Review: Still Walking

Still Walking, Kore-eda's most personal film now available on DVD Read More »

DVD Review: Goemon

An epic and legendary tale of Japan's Robin Hood. Read More »

DVD Review: Oshima’s Outlaw Sixties – Eclipse Series 21 (Criterion Collection)

The sixties brought about such creativity and vision for Nagisa Oshima that could only be described as part-New Wave and part-constructive randomness. Read More »

Movie Review: Samurai Spy

Seal your lips tight. Read More »