64: Paris, Texas (1984) and Tokyo Sonata (トウキョウソナタ) (2008)

Two for the Road: Movies with Matt and Adam

31-03-2021 • 1 hr 26 mins

The theme this week is bad fathers. We wander through the New (old) West with Wim Wenders' Paris, Texas (1984). His hyper-focused tale of one man's struggle with what it means to be a father has a lot to say about how hard it is to actually care about another person. Tokyo Sonata (2008) gives us a quiet (but never boring) look inside gender roles, family dynamics and shame in Japanese culture. Matt is troubled by abusive police; Adam is impressed by how many people read.

Next week we head back in time for Classic Noir: Double Indemnity (1944) and Detour (1945)....Troublesome dames!

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