A rare film that could have easily been like 5 different stories that all blends together so perfectly. Quite possibly my favorite Kurosawa film and my favorite Mifune performance.
This is the one film in the TCM marathon I hadn't seen before and it took my breath away. Scene after scene is a brand new masterclass in directing, writing, acting, lighting, sound, and editing. Every aspect of Red Beard was top-tier.
I had never thought a medical drama epic was a thing but here we are.
I have been thinking about this every single second for the past three hours and I don't want to stop.
Rian Johnson is so very important to me. Back when I had just seen Brick for the first time, he was already one of my filmmakers. I've followed him very closely since Looper was in pre-production, and The Last Jedi felt like a personal victory for me and my dear friend, Rian. I've never had this with another director, and…