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  • Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx

    Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx

    ★★★

    It feels almost impossible to comment on Misumi's mindset during the shoot of River Styx; the dramatic improvements in action and more solidified mechanics thereof are a revelation, colliding at full force with many of the incoherent inhibitors of the first film and simultaneously at parallels in depiction of Ogami. As the familiarity of Ogami and Daigoro warms up the heart, there is an unwarranted loss in depth of their definition. In many instances, Misumi rehashes Ogami's definition from Vengeance

  • Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance

    Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance

    ★★

    Misumi's theatrics envelop a charm in their depiction of Itto Ogami, a corpulent warrior turned assassin for hire. The minimal use of music assists the methodical yet loosely structured screenplay wherein the dynamics of style appear to both covet and shadow, though largely deviant from the former demeanour, the rudiments of logical infallibility. The tonal waveform is completely Misumi's territory; he masterfully forms inflections that somehow fit in the indentures and occlude their further visibility while the shift in frequency…

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  • Arrival

    Arrival

    ★★★★

    | Repercussions of Violence |

    "The Hungarian word that Halpern refers to is "szalámitaktika." (In English, this translates to "salami tactics.") The word refers to divide the opposition, to only have to face smaller, weaker enemies."

    If the clouds envelope the mountains, why is it? If the river never stops flowing, why does it not? Where does hate stem from and why does love not supersede it? Bonds aren't as easily made as they're broken. The shadows are the accolades…

  • Sicario

    Sicario

    ★★★★

    | Repercussions of Violence |

    The apex is afar and the boundaries have been moved. Words as sharp as a blade and terror that frightens every living soul. The atmosphere is an ounce less of the hydrogen it requires to combust and take everyone with it. But no, Alejandro says no. Even if the sky is bright, all you can see is darkness; darkness that has shattered order and diffused chaos among the despicable statures of drug lords. Background goes…