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Quick-Thoughts: Akira Kurosawa’s Yojimbo (1961) & Sanjuro (1962)

Akira Kurosawa Binge Part VI of IX Yojimbo (1961) So this is the movie that inspired A Fistful of Dollars, huh? Makes…a frighteningly amount of sense. C’mon Leone; seriously? Amusing rivalries. Distinguishable characterizations. Sly storytelling. Tasteful violence. Legendary score. Yojimbo f’ing ruled! What an essential.  That’s all I have to say. This film was a SCRUMPTIOUS […]

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Quick-Thoughts: Akira Kurosawa’s The Hidden Fortress (1958)

Akira Kurosawa Binge Part V of IX So, this is the movie that inspired Star Wars, huh? Makes…a lot more sense than I expected it to.  The Hidden Fortress is nothing exceedingly impressive coming from Akira Kurosawa, but it is well worth the watch. The eventful adventure flick is an innocuous tale of two peasants who […]

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Quick-Thoughts: Dario Argento’s The Cat O’ Nine Tails (1971)

Dario Argento Binge Part I of V Yeah, there are many D-U-M-B story conveniences, insufferable lines of dialogue, jumpy sequence of events, and gaping plot holes littered in The Cat O’ Nine Tails, but Dario Argento’s passion-fueled directing, absorbing shot compositions, and contemplative execution in the investigation are enough to raise the thriller picture to […]

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Quick-Thoughts: Akira Kurosawa’s Throne of Blood (1957)

Akira Kurosawa Binge Part IV of IX After watching such Kurosawa films as Rashomon or Seven Samurai, I was not expecting drama picture Throne of Blood to have such a spiritual and haunting production behind it. In spite of Akira Kurosawa being tossed around as that old director who made mainly “samurai” movies, I’ve got to […]

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Quick-Thoughts: Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai (1954)

Akira Kurosawa Binge Part III of IX “What are we? Some kind of Samurai Squad?” – not a real quote; please don’t @ me.  There’s something very advantageous about lengthy epics like Akira Kurosawa’s acclaimed and influential masterpiece Seven Samurai. Sure, not every dragged out, 3-hour feature-length is a feat of cinema, but every extended movie […]

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Quick-Thoughts: Akira Kurosawa’s Ikiru (1952)

Akira Kurosawa Binge Part II of IX Hey, at least this guy didn’t get into the meth-cooking business like Walter White did when he found out he had cancer.  I don’t know if I‘d consider Ikiru to be a “masterpiece” but there were positively a gathering of elements that I loved about it. I appreciated the […]

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Quick-Thoughts: Akira Kurosawa’s Rashomon (1950)

Akira Kurosawa Binge Part I of IX Yeah, I get it. It be difficult sometimes to betray a “bro.” EXTRAORDINARY! The interlacing between the characters/suspects telling possibly false stories and the striking visuals to accompany these narrations make for an exhilarating experience. The beauty but also the immorality of Rashomon comes with its knack to wrap […]

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Double-Feature Review: Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill Volumes 1 & 2 (2003-2004)

Review of Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003) 2nd Viewing Tarantino Marathon Part IV of IX Screened at Irvine Spectrum’s RPX Theater w/@RaymondSkinner  Style! Style! More style! Even more style! More! More! More! If that intro didn’t convince you already, I personally find Quentin Tarantino’s iconic, action-brimmed sensation Kill Bill Volume 1 to be his most […]

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Jackie Brown (1997): Tarantino’s Most Underrated Film Reviewed!

2nd Viewing Tarantino Marathon Part III of IX The first time and the only time I saw Quentin Tarantino’s 3rd feature-length production Jackie Brown was wayyy back when I was in middle school. Based off of my recent revisit to this underrated glory, it can be deduced that I wasn’t mature enough to intimately appreciate the […]

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Quickie: Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction (1994)

4th Viewing Tarantino Marathon Part II of IX Okay, I have been in deep (x1,000,000) love with this movie for years, and thank golly I still am, but it’s been in my top 3 for the longest time now, and after this revisit, I can’t say that it’s as unfeigned or as provoking as many […]