Movies You Might Have Missed: Green for Danger

This is not your typical murder mystery. It's set in a wartime British hospital. But it's not in the warzone. And it's not in London; it's outside the city limits in the countryside. Unless you're a fan of '40s British cinema, you probably won't recognize the actors. This shouldn't concern you, however, since they're all so well-cast. They fit their roles beautifully, all except the detective. He seems off, but then, he's supposed to seem eccentric. And eccentric is something Alastair Sim does beautifully.

Movies You Might Have Missed: An Autumn Afternoon

Here, as before, an aging widower marries off a somewhat reluctant daughter. In contrast to Late Spring, however, the focus in this film is not as much on the daughter and her situation as it is on the father and his. Ozu returns to this simple plot in several movies to examine it from different angles. Why a daughter would not want to be married. Why a father would want her to be. How does it affect them both similarly and differently?