||Liz and the Blue Bird (2018) - Nov 07, 2019
"While I have enjoyed Yamada's previous films, Liz takes a step forward with a formal mastery that goes beyond any of her other works. The sound design amplifies the tiniest movement of the characters' clothes, the characters footsteps follow a steady rhythm in time with the soundtrack. There's a musicality to the editing and a tactility to every gesture. It's a little underwhelming that this film covers the same thematic bases Yamada has touched on before, but there's simply too much to love."