Robert Beksinski's #5 Film Selection for Edgar
Heavy in allegorical content, Kurosawa's Charisma is impressionistic in nature, haunting in composition, scary in presentation and good in execution.
The range of interpretations vary greatly, from a commentary on the Japanese society to eco-friendly messages. Maybe it's all of the above... There's no law. In fact, I haven't made my mind yet and I'm still writing this review with the bold hope that I'll be able to come up with one by the time I'm finished.
The opening sequence and the rest of the film play a duality joined by a statement spoken in both parts: "Restore the Rules of the World". The protagonist, Goro Yabuike, is a detective who is asked…