Masaki Kobayashi
Reviews // 3 Articles
Blogs // 1 Articles

'Eclipse Series 38: Masaki Kobayashi Against the System'
15 May 2013 // 10:10 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 // 3:00 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.


12 Criterion Capsules: Good Cinematic Medicine
28 Oct 2015 // 8:37 AM

As Criterion continues to unleash its Blu-rays of eclectic film classics at a mad pace, we continue trying to keep up with so many riches.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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