Tag Archives: Criterion Collection

Ozu’s LATE SPRING, Change, and Loss

Late Spring was the first Yasujiro Ozu movie I ever saw, and it was something of a revelation. I had never been so moved by such subtlety, precision, and complete lack of grandiose gesture or sentiment. So unemotional and even-keeled, … Continue reading

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The Lifeless Intelligence of THE BLOB (1958)

Without question, The Blob is a silly movie. This is obvious from the very beginning with the intro credits sequence and theme song, and the fact that the titular monster depends on the profound ability of its victims to fall … Continue reading

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Remembering Past Loves Post-Parenthood

There are a few things you need to know about me. The first is that I love movies. The second is that I hardly get to watch them anymore. The movies I do watch are more Michael Bay than Ingmar … Continue reading

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