'shaggy would just wave his hand, like this, and he would ask them, "death or disease?". they wouldn't always answer him, but it was always one or the other.'
hyper-violent, disillusioned ronin tale by toshio matsumoto. a fairly notable departure from 'funeral parade of roses', executed rather well (pun very much intended). lighting and camera in particular are stellar, playing with the darkness and shadows of black and white, translating the sets into the eerie stage of human corruption.
decade #8: 1970s
most definitely a fun experience. good atmosphere, solid performances, fun special effects. hardly original though: it feels like 'dollhouse', it feels like 'ghost in the shell', and it feels like - dare i say - 'existenz'. there's definitely potential here though.
body horror #2; film from this year #1
having recently watched and enjoyed miike's 'as the gods will' i thought this would be a good idea. it wasn't; this film is hot garbage. no rhythm, tension, character building or satisfying fight scenes for 100 minutes and THEN you hit me with the mcu superhero theme? where's all the dubstep gone??
cannot believe this won four oscars.
body horror #1