This story of a student feeling possessed by the spirit of his dead professor is incapable of holding on to any of the insights it occasionally strives to make.
Toshiaki Toyoda's latest is an insinuating oddity that throws together yakuza types and a rock-star-like cult leader.
The late French helmer Claude Miller, whose swan song, "Therese Desqueyroux," closed the recent Cannes fest, reminisces about his career, in TV-style (and length) docu "Claude M Loves the Cinema."
Paul Weitz, who shot to fame with "American Pie," has a thing for compulsive overachievers who flame out on the pyre of their own ambitions.
As wacky, fast-paced and sweet as a stretched-out episode of "The Simpsons," the skein on which the scribe has been a writer and producer for decades.