Thursday, May 16 2013
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.
Thursday, December 1 2011
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.
Wednesday, November 11 2009
It’s a testament to both Kobayashi’s work and the feelings of the Japanese people after WWII that such a harsh attack on Imperial Japan was made at all, let alone that it succeeded at the box office.