Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s ‘Wife Of A Spy’ Is A Beautifully Crafted, Twisty Thriller [San Sebastian Review]

Japanese filmmaker Kiyoshi Kurosawa is a directorial polyglot, no doubt about it, but he’s more fluent in some cinematic languages than others. Having more or less co-founded the J-horror wave, and with “Pulse” and “Cure,” giving it an artistic and thematic depth it only rarely attained without him, he then spent the best part of the last two decades turning in dour sci-fi (“Foreboding,” “Before We Disappear“), turgid metaphysical melodramas (“Journey to the Shore,” “Daguerrotype“), and grimly forgettable serial killer movies (“Creepy“). The acclaimed drama “Tokyo Sonata” was the rare, successful outlier, but that was back in 2008.

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