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  • Stray Dog

    Stray Dog


    Slow and laborious, like the sweltering hot days and nights the detectives trudge through looking to solve their case, this movie is really good.

  • Pale Flower

    Pale Flower


    Dark Dark Japanese Noir. Probably more style than substance but it works due to the force that is Ryo Ikebe, Masahiro Shinoda’s direction and Masao Kosugi’s cinematography.
    This movie had to influence several American directors I could think of while watching it.
    Also has an eclectic soundtrack.

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  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker


    Clunky and cheesy at times while hurtling towards a predictable conclusion. I enjoyed the heck out of it. If I want award winning drama I can find something else. It’s Star Wars, I just want it to entertain me. It did.

  • Sanjuro



    I’ve certainly appreciated the other Kurosawa movies I’ve seen but this was fun. Toshiro Mifune chews up every scene he’s in.