Aspiring filmmaker from Sweden who likes to watch all kinds of films and talk about them with similar minded people.
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There's nothing more satisfying than seeing a classic be every bit as good as everyone's been saying for forty+ years. It's honestly pretty darn flawless in virtually every way and if I weren't so indecisive about ratings I'd give this one five stars and add it to my list of favorite films. But seriously, everything from the cinematography, the editing, the lack of music and of course all the performances are extraordinary coupled with Lumet's sympathetic direction.…
Masaki Kobayashi delivers another masterpiece for the third consecutive time, and I haven't even gotten to this Human Condition trilogy yet, so my expectations for those are now through the roof. Samurai Rebellion is Kobayashi's return to the samurai genre (duh) that the previously portrayed in Harakiri, and just like that film, Kobayashi takes a very critical and extremely cynical look at the samurai and bushido.
Very much like Harakiri, Samurai Rebellion is almost what you could call a revisionist…
Seeing a Kurosawa movie on the big screen is quite the experience, especially when you consider the only films of his one has seen has mostly been on blu-ray or online. Frankly, they don’t do the films justice. Neither Seven Samurai nor High and Low should be viewed on a small tiny computer, laptop or heck not even on an Apple Watch (sorry Cronenberg you just can’t).
If you really wanna experience a Kurosawa film you MUST seek them out…