Tagged with Hirokazu Kore-eda

Review: Shoplifters, 2018, dir. Hirokazu Kore-eda

Review: Shoplifters, 2018, dir. Hirokazu Kore-eda


Two Hirokazu Kore-eda movies! In one year! What a gift to all of humanity, Shoplifters in particular, this humane but knotty and deeply complicated movie; good though The Third Murder may be, it simply isn’t Shoplifters, the best “family is what you make it” movie of 2018 (and “family is what you make it” is indeed a surprising sub-theme … Continue reading

“The 25 Best Movies of 1998”

“The 25 Best Movies of 1998”


I haven’t watched Happiness in years, and I honestly wasn’t expecting to revisit it ever in my life. Yet here I am, writing about it up on the pages of Paste Magazine for the Movies section’s Best Movies of 1998 list. What a thing. My write-up makes the film sound miserable, which it is, and it makes … Continue reading