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The film 'looks outside Ozu’s usual homely interiors to register divisions within a country that was then being forcibly remade by its American conquerors'.
Peter Conrad is charmed by a restoration of Yasujirō Ozu's 'The Flavour of Green Tea over Rice'.
'I have rarely read a crime novel in which pretty much every character ... is so unpleasant.'
@NJCooper_crime's June round-up includes thrillers by @Connellybooks, @louise_candlish, @HelenMTakhar, @tombradby, @RozWatkins, @Rod_WR and @YrsaSig.
'Typical of Dickens to leave us with an unsolvable game of Cluedo. Was it John Jasper with the necktie in the cathedral, Stony Durdles with the fibula in the graveyard or Mrs Crisparkle with the arsenic in the close?'
Frances Wilson does some sleuthing.