The trailer for Jia Zhangke’s film A Touch of Sin, premiering at Cannes soon. Notable words in the trailer include “Based on true events” (like certain murders that were never solved and that high-speed rail crash), which is amazing considering China’s film censorship.
Frances Ha - dir. Noah Baumbach
This looks fantastic, and weren’t we just talking about the lack of real female friendships in film?
My favorite scene from Tampopo,
Akira Kurosawa and Toshiro Mifune on the set of Sanjuro (1962).
more films with these two that are far, far better than the one we saw today
there are very eerie parallels in Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams (the episode on Mt. Fuji) and the 3/11 Fukushima disaster
I’ve been curious about this movie because of the poster for a really long time now, and only just realized that it’s about the author Mishima Yukio, whom I’ve read, and who was evidently a fucking lunatic but quite sad as well.
The cinematography is absolutely incredible and inventive, and the score is Philip Glass, but yeah Mishima was a bit nuts. I suppose you have to be to try to organize an ultra-nationalist coup and then commit seppuku in public…
if you’re ever looking for something to lose your mind/fall asleep to, consider Five Dedicated to Ozu, by Abbas Kiarostami. It’s a movie of five long takes (which Ozu was a master of) of various beach scenes. My personal favorite was the ducks but I couldn’t find that online.
I think this film explains Kiarostami to a great extent because when I saw Like Someone in Love, I swear to god several minutes could have been shaved off every single scene in the movie.
Originally Posted By gulou
Documentary Trailer: “281_Anti nuke”
For more information, see uchujin.co.uk.
Wow, this looks really powerful. It seems to hit on a lot of the really important issues facing Japan today that people don’t really like to talk about.