Movie Diary 2/19/2014

Bad Words (Jason Bateman, 2014). Bateman plays a 40-year-old misanthrope who finds a loophole in the national spelling bee rules that allows him to compete against eighth-graders. The director/star works hard to keep it flinty. (full review 3/21)

The End of Summer (Yasujiro Ozu, 1961). Osaka and Coca-Cola, father and daughters, marriages of the past and future. Plus, orange pop in bottles. Along with the wisdom of the master, this one has a consistent strategy of leaving out information and then allowing people to talk later about what happened – which is invariably when we need to hear it.

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