Rashomon ★★★

(Old impressions, not based on a recent viewing)

Tries to tell a set of accounts of what happened with a supposed ambiguity of any of them being capable of being the real story and you not knowing which it would be. I don't see the big deal and how the movie is supposed to be mindblowing, certainly an intriguing exercise, but the accounts are not balanced enough and well crafted enough to hide the motivations of the ones telling to omit or fabricate their accounts. Rashomon thinks its much smarter than it is, which is a shame cause the story could be a lot better.