Erik Bajzert

Erik Bajzert

See you, space cowboy.

Favorite films

  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
  • Yi Yi
  • Night Is Short, Walk on Girl
  • Dazed and Confused

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  • Mothra vs. Godzilla

  • Tokyo Story

  • Early Summer

  • Late Spring

    ★★★★½

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  • Tokyo Story

    Tokyo Story

    A rewatch only confirms what I’ve held all along: Tokyo Story is a staggering work of art and one of cinema’s defining explorations of love, apathy, repression and regret. 

    A few things I fixated on this time around:

    - The scars left by the Second World War are much more explicit than I remembered. Ozu’s entire Noriko trilogy deals with shifting personal and cultural paradigms in postwar Japan, but the way in which Shoji’s ghost hangs over the entire drama…

  • Early Summer

    Early Summer

    A lot going on here- so much that I feel like a second viewing will ultimately cement my thoughts- but all of it is quite lovely. This feels like a counter point to Late Spring that’s both lighter and tone and broader in scope. Predictably good stuff.

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