'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.