Tag: Film Movement Classics

After the Storm Blu-ray Review

The Quiet Desperation of Failed Dreams and Lost Hopes It’s not like everyone can become what they wanted to be. From that simple idea Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda (Our …

Pelle the Conqueror Blu-ray Review

Max von Sydow’s Celebrated Performance as a Loving Father Director Bille August’s engaging, endearing film rightfully won the Best Foreign-language Picture Oscar in 1987. Pelle The Conqueror has often …

Boiling Point Blu-ray Review

Takeshi Kitano’s second film sees a lowly employee confronting the yakuza Japanese director Takeshi Kitano’s second film is a playful dramedy that crisscrosses yakuza films with baseball. He further …

Violent Cop Blu-ray Review

Takeshi Kitano’s groundbreaking Yakuza crime thriller is hard-boiled fun An uneasy tension weaves in and out of Japanese auteur Takeshi Kitano’s debut film, Violent Cop. It also marked him …

Full Moon In Paris Blu-ray Review

Eric Rohmer’s wry exploration of a woman in love stuck between Paris and suburban boyfriend Master director Eric Rohmer mines yet another cinematic gem with Full Moon In Paris. …

Amour Fou Blu-ray Review

The Strange History of a Double Suicide Pact in this Artistic Period Drama Jessica Hausner’s Amour Fou is inspired by the real double suicide of German author Heinrich von …

The Marquise of O… Blu-ray Review

Eric Rohmer’s intricate send-up of aristocratic marriage values One of the shining lights of the French New Wave, Eric Rohmer’s The Marquise of O… came after his wildly successful …

The Pillow Book Blu-ray Review

The erotic potential of calligraphy is explored in Peter Greenaway’s elegant film Director Pete Greenaway created a unique film in The Pillow Book. A pillow book is a diary …