Masaki Kobayashi
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//Reviews

'Eclipse Series 38: Masaki Kobayashi Against the System'
15 May 2013 // 11:10 PM

There's a creative tension between wanting to capture a documentary sense of reality and the expressionist visuals used to capture the characters’ psychological reality.

'Harakiri': Masaki Kobayashi's Challenge to Japan's Idealized Notions of Its Feudal Past
30 Nov 2011 // 4:00 PM

This anti-samurai samurai film loses none of its power over the years as a fierce tale of individual honor in the face of systemic corruption.

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Ten Great Criterion Titles: What to Watch and Why

// Short Ends and Leader

"As the Criterion Collection's ever-growing roster shows, there are simply too many great pictures out on home video to know what to do with.

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