With over fifty films in his canon (and, to much confusion, similarly titled) delving into the director dubbed “too Japanese” for the world can be a daunting task. Ozu has long since been regarded as the most prolific of Asian directors and his work has been discussed by scholars and fans alike.
Despite the inspired casting of legendary filmmaker James Benning, Jon Jost’s Coming to Terms is a baffling misfire on every conceivable level, resulting in not only the year’s worst film, but one of the worst film’s in recent memory.
A group of young women load onto a coach bus and drive into the Israeli desert at the start of this would-be college comedy directed by Talya Lavie. But instead of college, or a summer camp, the bus is headed to a remote military base where the girls are reluctantly lazing their way through a […]