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  • Throne of Blood

    Throne of Blood

    ★★★★★

    Ambition is false fame and will fall, death will reign, man falls in vain.

    Recently studying Shakespeare at LAMDA certainly made this experience surreal and proves that Kurosawa is the master director. Being able to take a perfect playwright and elevate it through cinema is a daunting task that came to life.

    One struggle of adapting Shakespeare is that it can be overdone in what we see as "Shakespearean acting" which isn't really a thing. That's just bad acting. However,…

  • Tokyo Story

    Tokyo Story

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    None can serve his parents beyond the grave.

    Slowly, but surely, this film makes you appreciate the people in the world that dedicate themselves to love for one another. Slowly. But surely.

    Even though Tokyo Story exemplifies the drastic change in society in Japan, the mentality of love for one another holds up no matter where you're from. The first half of the film drags fairly slowly to establish the unpleasant mood the children feel upon the arrival of their…

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  • Baby Driver

    Baby Driver

    ★★★★

    People love great bank robbing stories, so let's give them someting bold, shameless and brazen to talk over their lattés.

    I'm glad I saw this a second time. 

    The intital viewing of Baby Driver left me pretty disappointed. The wonderfully raw Edgar Wright style was missing and it didn't smack me in the face like all his other films. What I loved so much about Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World was that he could justify such a rediculous story with…

  • Casablanca

    Casablanca

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    We'll always have Paris.

    I seem to love a romance that doesn't end with romance. I'm not sure if that makes me an anti-romantic, or just a sad person.

    A timeless tale between two timeless actors, Casablanca is a charming and immensely respectful film on all accounts. The behind the scenes drama is just as invigorating as the action onscreen. I'm curious if Michael Curtiz had faith all along that this would be as perfect as it turned out, or…