Directed by: Nagisa Oshima
I'd never let a strange premise keep me from giving a film a chance, which I feel is probably where most negative reviews of this movie are coming from, just the premise. Because it's certainly interesting the whole way through, a couple of great scenes, and then a third act that is so fucking ridiculously over the top sugary sweet that I have to assume it's satire. Finished off with a curious, poignant ending. I'm very conflicted on this film and that intrigues me.
Directed by: Yasujiro Ozu
Surprisingly much better than the supposed remake of the film Good Morning. I say that because the film is almost entirely different except for one big plot point. The difference is Good Morning has a lot more going for it in terms of aesthetic, being made in the 60's and all, where everything looks incredible. But what Good Morning lacks is a good story, which I didn't even realize until seeing this. Normally, I'm not really a stickler for story in films, it's not necessarily important, but in this case and many others, a story alone can be good enough to make a film great, and of course this also has Ozu's lovely craftsmanship. A pleasure to watch.