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Hirokazu is the Ozu of our age,
This review is from: Like Father, Like Son [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
Hirokazu could never been accused of being a stylist, his films are traditionally Japanese in their minimalism. In that regard he champions something much more interesting - substance. He takes a vague topic like 'what does it mean to be a father?' and takes it in some trite narrative directions that work consistently thanks to the emotional truth weaved into his script. There were countless occasions where I laughed at the simple headed honesty of the kids only to be fighting off tears in the next scene. That ability of Hirokazu's to capture the wonderful innocence of childhood is second to none. LIkewise, his ability to evoke tragedy and beauty in the simplest of gestures isn't far behind. Film of the Year material.
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Initial post: 26 Apr 2014 12:25:44 BDT
Totally agree. Since being amazed by "Nobody knows" he's been one of the very greatests of all time for me, never disappointed by any of his marvelous movies. Another masterpiece.
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