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  • Where Spring Comes Late

    ★★★★

  • Special Effects

    ★★★★

  • Gently Down the Stream

    ★★★★

  • Olivia

    ★★★

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  • Where Spring Comes Late

    Where Spring Comes Late

    ★★★★

    Yoji Yamada was riding high in the success of the early Tora-san movies when he decided to take most of their regular cast for this family drama. It is structured as a major road trip that takes through the entire Japan as the father has find a job opportunity at the north. Most of what's so good about this can be described in how this has large symbolic/sociological implicates while Yamada most let that get woven in a movie that…

  • Special Effects

    Special Effects

    ★★★★

    Turning reality into make believe. Sort of Cohen's belated poison pen letter to a New Hollywood he was never quite a member of and its complicated relationship to a large history of Hollywood cinematic apparatus. Bogosian's hotshot turned has been director is an obvious stand-in for every mid 80s New Hollywood causality (which of course means two thirds of directors associate with it by then) and then the movie keeps doubling on allusions and suggestions and the recent Twilight Zone/Landis…

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