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  • Yojimbo

    Yojimbo

    ★★★★

    Kurosawa is one of the filmmakers I've always admired more than loved ("Ran" is really the only one of his that I'd consider placing in a personal favorites list) but damned if Tishiro Mifune isn't a one-man tornado of screen presence here. Watching him is half the joy, playing a somewhat uncouth masterless samurai whose personal principles always seem open to question up until the very end. While lacking in the deeper character development I normally look for in films, it's masterfully shot with a jazzy score to goose the action, making it hands down the most fun I've ever had watching a Kurosawa.

  • American Movie

    American Movie

    ★★★★½

    Mike Schank 2020

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  • Carol

    Carol

    ★★★★★

    To the asshole at the 7:30 Angelika showing who could not stop giggling: if you can't be a fucking grown up, don't see grown up movies. That is all. This was wonderful, despite that one asshole.

  • 45 Years

    45 Years

    ★★★★

    Maybe the most devastating final shot of the year. But then I haven't seen The Road Chip yet.