Tag Archives: Hulu+

Listing Movies: Streaming but Not on Disc

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: In case you haven’t heard, the Criterion Collection will begin streaming content via Filmstruck sometime in the next few months. Presumably, once that happens the company will cease to have a presence on Hulu. With that … Continue reading

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“The Living Skeleton”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: This seaside spook-fest from 1968 shows what can be done with a few good images and a flair for sustained moods. The screenplay, by Kyuzo Kobayashi and Kikuma Shimoiizaka, has something to do with a gang of modern-day pirates, … Continue reading

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“Carmen Comes Home”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: This sprightly, sweet-spirited comedy from 1951 was the first full-length Japanese film made in color. It features Hideko Takamine and Toshiko Kobayashi as Kin and Maya; they’re a couple of big-city strippers who cause a scandal when they pay a visit to Kin’s hometown, … Continue reading

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Arthouse Movie Posters

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Movie culture is pretty much dead now, isn’t it? Sure, it’s possible to whip up some decent arguments to the contrary. But for all intents and purposes movies are no longer significant drivers of culture. Frankly, when a … Continue reading

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Notes On Two Early Films by Masaki Kobayashi

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: “A Sincere Heart,” from 1953, demonstrates that Masaki Kobayashi’s gift for staging was evident very early on. In particular, his ability to invest spaces with emotional meanings, and to link them to other spaces via subtle visual … Continue reading

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