This week sees a number of excellent films released to DVD, led by Rachel Weisz in The Deep Blue Sea. But the pick of the week is a documentary out of Japan. Jiro Dreams of Sushi chronicles an 85-year-old chef’s lifelong quest to create the perfect piece of sushi, and the transfer of his famous restaurant into the hands of his son.
Master chronicler of post-War England Terence Davies directs Rachel Weisz as a woman whose overpowering, obsessive love alienates the men around her and destroys her well-being. Based on Terence Rattigan’s play, made famous by countless actresses. (tiff.net)
The Deep Blue Sea @ Amazon
In the basement of a Tokyo office building, 85 year old sushi master Jiro Ono works tirelessly in his world renowned restaurant, Sukiyabashi Jiro. As his son Yoshikazu faces the pressures of stepping into his father’s shoes and taking over the legendary restaurant, Jiro relentlessly pursues his lifelong quest to create the perfect piece of sushi.
Jiro Dreams of Sushi @ Amazon
Trapped inside her family’s lakeside retreat, a young woman descends into madness.
Silent House @ Amazon
The story of a great rivalry between a father and son, both eccentric professors in the Talmud department of Hebrew University in Jerusalem. The son has an addictive dependency on the embrace and accolades that the establishment provides, while his father is a stubborn purist with a fear and profound revulsion for what the establishment stands for, yet beneath his contempt lies a desperate thirst for some kind of recognition.
Footnote @ Amazon
Follows disillusioned young family man John as a mysterious stranger, Richie takes him on a murder-fueled ride that transforms the weak-willed John into a desperate hero willing to go to any length to protect his family.
Meeting Evil @ Amazon