My this was depressing. And reminiscent of Sansho the Bailiff in some ways. Impressive stuff for a movie from 1913.
Lovely print, good score. Some beautiful scenes of castles and shores and ruins.
But my goodness what is up with the pacing of this one.. One moment you're drowning in intertitles with books of text, then you're jumping through time like crazy, then there are scenes that - while nice - do not really fit in this movie.
The actors and actresses are fine, but the director kind of made a mess of things here. The good bits and bad bits are in balance, so 3/5 seems like a fair score. I'm always glad to see more Marion Davies.
Wow! Ozu films are known for being about next to nothing, but having the quality to suck you in and make you feel like you're part of the story. This one certainly tops the list in terms of the former and does really well in the latter.
I'd give this film 4/5 if it hadn't been for Chishû Ryû, but my goodness was he fantastic! 4.5/5, and one of the best films I have seen so far this year!
Meh. When I heard about this movie early this year I had high hopes for it. Now that it finally hit the theaters I must say I'm slightly disappointed with the result.
The Girl on the Train isn't bad, but there's something wrong with it. I've just left the cinema less than half an hour ago so maybe I should let this sink in a bit, but I think the problem is mainly with pacing and with repetition.