There's a great selection of set pieces in this movie, and they demonstrate Kurosawa's brilliance but Sanjuro is no Yojimbo. It's certainly a lot funnier, and thankfully runs almost half an hour shorter but it seems less likely to stay with me, in part because - with the exception of Tatsuya Nakadai's Muroto - I didn't feel that the antagonists were as interesting as I've come to expect from a Kurosawa film. The film does give us one of the most sincerely sentimental and haunting final scenes though while doing it so little fanfare.
"No hay banda!"
Everyone was so right about this. It's amazing. I'm just fresh off watching it and I don't know what I've just seen but I'm going to attempt to say some things about this experience (I'll try to be as coherent as one can be after watching a David Lynch movie).
In Mulholland Drive, David Lynch blurs the line between reality and fantasy. The thing is, as a member of the audience, all you can do is try…
One thing that one should note is that it's a little hard to define what fan service is in the context of Star Wars. The original Star Wars films were, themselves, an exercise in nostalgia. The Force Awakens, then, appropriately harkens back to these older films (which themselves have been engrained in pop culture for so long), and in doing so, nails the tone of what we know to be Star Wars.
That being said, The Force Awakens relies mostly…