Top 4 from last 200 watched
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Remember a few years ago when illegal immigration was one of America's top concerns? How quaint. Now it's 2022 and we're all fucked so might as well just open the border and prevent the needless suffering of our friendly southern neighbors wanting to trek here to seek a better life. Good luck, amigos! Meanwhile I'll slide down to gorgeous Mexico to work remotely and get drunk every day, exactly what I'm doing here in not-so-gorgeous middle Tennessee.
The only Kurosawa I had seen was Rashomon (1950) in a class I took in college called Philosophy and Film. I remember dreading it. I don't care for period pieces. Rashomon surprised me. I was impressed by it. I remember the imagery being awe-inspiring and the film being masterfully put together. That said, I still feel as though Rashomon is overrated. The trifurcated plot device is gimmicky, not in the sense that it is lame, but that it is cause…
After seeing Yi Yi (2000) many years ago, and now this, the best word I can think of to describe director Edward Yang is overkill.
His movies consist of perfectly composed scene after perfectly composed scene after perfectly composed scene after perfectly composed scene.
Much action occurs, but Yang moves things along in so stately a manner that the most frequent sound is silence.
The experience of going to see a Yang film is like being excited to dress up…