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  • A Brighter Summer Day

    A Brighter Summer Day


    First, a clarifying question. I had a bit of difficulty differentiating between Si'r and Lao Er for a large portion of the film. I know it mostly revolves around Si'r. What are some important moments that Lao Er has so I can be solid on the story? Please comment.

    Now, for the review. This is a perfect film. I know I didn't give it five stars, but I can't think of a single flaw. This is easily among the…

  • Dodsworth



    This is easily one of the most compelling romance films ever made. It somehow seems to defy every cliché of he genre. William Wyler directs excellently. The characters are excellent, and are played well. Walter Huston and Ruth Chatterton give particularly great performances. Every character, despite some being fairly undeveloped due to little screen time, are made to feel realistic. The love story at its heart is where the film truly succeeds, however. It gives an honest portrayal of…

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  • Tale of Tales

    Tale of Tales


    I hate to give it such a low score (Maybe I'll move it up a bit). This is truly a stunning film. After watching Yuriy Norsteyn's Hedgehog in the Fog yesterday, I thought I'd follow it up with this. And, my God, it is beautiful. It is an emotional, complex, and moving portrayal of the passing of time, and I absolutely loved it. The style is wonderful, and it is easily among the very best animated shorts I've ever seen.

  • Sanjuro



    Akira Kurosawa once again crafted a film of extreme brilliance and beauty. Sanjuro, as a sequel to Yojimbo, brings back the central character of the latter to fight another fight. And, though it does not compare to Yojimbo, it is still a great film. The direction and cinematography are both excellent and have his unique visual style, use of movement, use of nature, and (for the times) extreme violence. What I really loved about it is that is plays…