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Ichikawa, Ranked

by Sean Harmer
An incomplete ranking of the Ichikawa films I’ve seen so far. Ichikawa’s films are marked with a certain darkness and bleakness punctuated with sparks of humanity. It can be said that his main trait is technical expertise, irony, detachment, and a drive for realism married with a complete spectrum of genres. Some critics class him with Akira Kurosawa, Kenji Mizoguchi and Yasujiro Ozu as one of the masters of Japanese cinema. Japanese Cinema Kurosawa, Ranked Mizoguchi, Ranked Ozu, Ranked Naruse, Ranked Read more

An incomplete ranking of the Ichikawa films I’ve seen so far.

Ichikawa’s films are marked with a certain darkness and bleakness punctuated with sparks of humanity. It can be said that his main trait is technical expertise, irony, detachment, and a drive for realism married with a complete spectrum of genres. Some critics class him with Akira Kurosawa, Kenji Mizoguchi and Yasujiro Ozu as one of the masters of Japanese cinema.

Japanese Cinema
Kurosawa, Ranked
Mizoguchi, Ranked
Ozu, Ranked
Naruse, Ranked

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