Tag: kenjimizoguchi

Blu-ray Review: Criterion's UGETSU Is Scorsese Approved

There's not a whole lot about this titan of classic Japanese cinema that can be further illuminated upon, so I'll keep things simple. The Criterion Collection's relatively new Blu-ray release of Ugetsu is stunning. The new 4K restoration was supervised...

Blu-ray Review: Mizoguchi's THE STORY OF THE LAST CHRYSANTHEMUM Takes Root with Criterion

What's so special about a chrysanthemum? The ubiquitous flower comes in hundreds of forms and represents many things across most major cultures. It's a perfectly agreeable flower, and as common as the day is long. When, exactly, would a chrysanthemum...