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mostly a diary to keep track of the films i've seen.

A Woman’s Place (Naruse Mikio, 1962)

maybe his funniest movie, and his most sprawling, blown apart by war, errant love and economics then stitched back together family. whatever it takes to put a cast like this together. and while i’m playing mosts, and take this as one male appraising another, but he is the greatest male director of women. more than Bergman, Almodovar, Fassbinder (just), Mizoguchi or any other filmmaker i can list off. together and alone, nowhere in classical cinema does the hand disappear and they exist as real, full human beings, and the films existing solely for that being and psychology, as much as in his. the woman’s place of the title existing in that being and psychology - a quiet yet infinitely resonant shared space.

A Woman’s Place (Naruse Mikio, 1962)

maybe his funniest movie, and his most sprawling, blown apart by war, errant love and economics then stitched back together family. whatever it takes to put a cast like this together. and while i’m playing mosts, and take this as one male appraising another, but he is the greatest male director of women. more than Bergman, Almodovar, Fassbinder (just), Mizoguchi or any other filmmaker i can list off. together and alone, nowhere in classical cinema does the hand disappear and they exist as real, full human beings, and the films existing solely for that being and psychology, as much as in his. the woman’s place of the title existing in that being and psychology - a quiet yet infinitely resonant shared space.

— 1 day ago with 4 notes
#女の座  #a woman's place  #last movie i saw  #A- 
Secrets Behind the Wall (Wakamatsu Koji, 1965)

Secrets Behind the Wall (Wakamatsu Koji, 1965)

— 2 days ago with 1 note
#壁の中の秘事  #secrets behind the wall  #last movie i saw  #A- 
Journey Into Solitude (Saito Koichi, 1972)

Journey Into Solitude (Saito Koichi, 1972)

— 2 days ago with 1 note
#旅の重さ  #journey into solitude  #last movie i saw  #A- 
Older Brother, Younger Sister (Naruse Mikio, 1953)

Older Brother, Younger Sister (Naruse Mikio, 1953)

— 4 days ago with 5 notes
#あにいもうと  #older brother younger sister  #last movie i saw  #A 
Su-ki-da (Ishikawa Hiroshi, 2005)

the first kiss is an 8 and a half minute long scene, of which the kiss takes up 16 frames. the second kiss comes 17 years later, driven by fate, by that gap in time, by a need to heal. it takes 5 seconds.

Su-ki-da (Ishikawa Hiroshi, 2005)

the first kiss is an 8 and a half minute long scene, of which the kiss takes up 16 frames. the second kiss comes 17 years later, driven by fate, by that gap in time, by a need to heal. it takes 5 seconds.

— 4 days ago with 3 notes
#好きだ  #su-ki-da  #last movie i saw  #A 
Tokyo Twilight (Ozu Yasujiro, 1957)

hey what’s everybody’s favourite Ozu because here’s mine

Tokyo Twilight (Ozu Yasujiro, 1957)

hey what’s everybody’s favourite Ozu because here’s mine

— 5 days ago with 4 notes
#東京暮色  #tokyo twilight  #last movie i saw  #A+ 
Abortion (Adachi Masao, 1966)

increasingly concerned with the recklessness and regret that sends his patients to him, a gynaecologist sets to separate sex for pleasure and reproduction by building an artificial womb. it’s funny how much of this ran like a straight health education film. maybe pointedly and parodically so, but that doesn’t take away that audience members, for whatever reason they’re watching, could accidentally learn something.

Abortion (Adachi Masao, 1966)

increasingly concerned with the recklessness and regret that sends his patients to him, a gynaecologist sets to separate sex for pleasure and reproduction by building an artificial womb. it’s funny how much of this ran like a straight health education film. maybe pointedly and parodically so, but that doesn’t take away that audience members, for whatever reason they’re watching, could accidentally learn something.

— 6 days ago with 2 notes
#堕胎  #abortion  #last movie i saw  #B+