Review: A Wanderer’s Notebook

Also known as Her Lonely Lane, A Wanderer’s Notebook is director Mikio Naruse’s hollow biopic of authoress Fumiko Hayashi, whose work the director often adapted for the screen.

Review: Lightning

The climactic confrontation illustrates Mikio Naruse’s talent for concluding his films on an ideal, though rarely contented, final note.

Review: Repast

The day-to-day actions of a Mikio Naruse character are typically mundane and repetitious to the point of none-too-subtly cloaked disdain.

Review: Anzukko

The film is a loving portrait of a woman tragically caught between her wants and her responsibilities.