Why arsaib never put his review here is beyond me, but get on that co-admin. Seeing how I only have one week to catch Three Times in the cinema (bastards), I figured it'd be in my best interest to watch Cafe Lumiere in preparation, although I'm not sure if the films have any similarities. The film isn't so explicitly linked to Ozu any more than any of Hou's films are. The camera moves a little too much to really be patterned after Ozu, but of course there are similarities. When people are in homes, they are almost invariably shot from a low camera and seen sitting down, of course a trademark of Ozu. I'm still getting through all the bonus interviews.
As far as the story of the film went I thought I was missing something, then I realized that there wasn't really anything to miss. This isn't a "plot" driven film, just sort of a sampling of life. Trevor's comments cover it pretty well. Not quite as ambitious as some of Hou's earlier films, but just as heartfelt.