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Three Sisters with Laden Hearts: Hirokazu Koreeda and the Non-traditional Family

26 June 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

It was interesting to note the reaction, head bowed in a pained half-smile, of Japanese director Hirokazu Koreeda when hit with his first Cannes press conference question this year: “Is this an homage to Ozu?” or at least something to that extent. In fairness, it’s probably a question the man is sick of hearing at this point, but in the case of Our Little Sister it’s not quite as wayward or as ignorant as one might think. Indeed, Koreeda acknowledges as much in response: admitting to revisiting some of the master’s work in preparation for the project, or perhaps simply in preparation for such questions. And he’s right: there are similarities, and more than enough to provoke such a question. The opening shots alone of a sleepy suburban neighborhood, houses split by an unseen railway line whose heavy clients must shake these small abodes to their foundations, »

- Nicholas Page

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The Criterion Collection announces April releases

21 January 2015 7:00 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Criterion has announced five titles for Blu-ray release in April, which are sure to get film lovers on both sides of the pond excited.

On April 14th, it will release Preston Sturges’ Sullivan’s Travels (1941) and Carol ReedOdd Man Out (1947).

On April 21, it will release Jean Renoir’s The River (1951). And on April 28th, it will release Jean-Pierre Melville’s Le silence de la mer (1949) and Peter YatesThe Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973).

All details of each release, as well as the artworks are below, and all available to pre-order over at Amazon.com.

Sullivan’s Travels

Tired of churning out lightweight comedies, Hollywood director John L. Sullivan (Joel McCrea) decides to make O Brother, Where Art Thou?—a serious, socially responsible film about human suffering. After his producers point out that he knows nothing of hardship, Sullivan hits the road disguised as a hobo. En route to enlightenment, »

- Scott J. Davis

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