Monthly Archives: February 2014

Innocent Sorcerers (Andzrej Wajda, 1960)

You can’t tell at first, but Andrzej Wajda’s Innocent Sorcerers slowly reveals itself to be cut from the same cloth as Alain Resnais’ Hiroshima Mon Amour, Roberto Rossellini’s Voyage to Italy and Richard Linklater’s Before Sunrise. Of those, Hiroshima Mon Amour is the closest resemblance, for Innocent Sorcerers has its own Nouvelle Vague sensibilities, from […]

Like Father, Like Son (Hirokazu Koreeda, 2014)

Hirokazu Koreeda’s Like Father, Like Son does exactly what you know it will, although for about 80 minutes, that isn’t always a bad thing. Several scenes find themselves relying on montage and small details to transform the mundane into the cinematic. Two families, the richer Nonomiya’s, headed by the somewhat neglectful but hard-working Ryota, and […]