Kevin Maness

movies are kinda cool and all I guess

Favorite films

  • The Godfather
  • Do the Right Thing
  • Nights of Cabiria
  • Mulholland Drive

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  • Zatoichi and the Chest of Gold

    ★★★

  • Zatoichi on the Road

    ★★★

  • Zatoichi the Fugitive

    ★★★½

  • Ex Machina

    ★★★½

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  • Zatoichi and the Chest of Gold

    Zatoichi and the Chest of Gold

    ★★★

    Entertaining, but the series is getting a bit stale. In the earliest movies, I thought Zatoichi would be more of a round, dynamic character. But that hasn’t really happened. I can’t remember the movie, but one of the first 3, maybe, had me thinking that his wrestling with his own violence and yakuza lifestyle would be more of a dominant theme, leading to more complexity in the character, his relationships, and his behavior—even the plot lines. Not so much.

    My…

  • Zatoichi on the Road

    Zatoichi on the Road

    ★★★

    Not the best of the early Zatoichi films. Yes, they all follow a formula, with Zatoichi’s prowess at the center. But this is the first one that felt like what it primarily had to offer was a pastiche of plot elements and devices from the first four films. 

    Being Zatoichi, it was still enjoyable, but with more “ho hum” than I care to admit.

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