Home to Ozu’s delicately daft “home dramas” and hearth to the Oshima-ignited hellfire of the Japanese “New Wave,” the perpetually modern and perennially conservative Shochiku Studios celebrates the 110th anniversary of its extraordinary career
Legendary Japanese New Wave master Nagisa Oshima returns with Gohatto, starring Takeshi Kitano. Chuck Stephens looks at the roots of this mesmerizing, mysterious meditation on samurai death and desire.
Circling back: Monte Hellman, who passed away on April 20, made movies that are the stuff of cinematic legend
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