Moeko Fujii is a writer and critic whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, Aperture, the Criterion Collection, and elsewhere.
THE FIRST RULE OF BORROWING, a father tells his daughter in Mary Norton’s Borrowers, is that “a Borrower must never be seen.” But like in Fight Club, the story is dependent Continue reading
SOMEONE I LOVED ONCE TOLD ME that the pigeons were the best part of Yasujirō Ozu’s Late Spring. He pronounced it, in that gentle way of his, to be a perfect Continue reading
Watching a movie can sometimes feel like swimming backstroke. You spend minutes suspended between boredom and curiosity—Why won’t the sky move?—until you stop thinking and become something else, a rhythm. It’s Continue reading
Art & Craft
On the trail of the real in The Long Goodbye. Continue reading