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Rashomon (1950)

There isn’t much else I can say other than this movie has messed with my head. I wasn’t really too interested in it for the first 20 minutes or so, then I started to realize what the plot was about and began enjoying it more and more with each version of the story that was told. 669 more words

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Star Wars Saturday: Earthling Cinema on Eps. IV and V

I’ve posted about Earthling Cinema’s funny and insightful short videos mock-analyzing films before, but recently they took on Star Wars: A New Hope and followed it up with their own sequel looking at… 89 more words

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The Imitation Game and Yojimbo

The Imitation Game is the movie about Alan Turning and the breaking of the Enigma machine code that Nazi Germany used in World War II. It is a fascinating story as most of the time spent learning about the War this is not covered, sure I’d heard of breaking the code but in most histories that I’ve read tend to emphasize the military stealing Enigma machines from U-boats as well as the code books which indicated what the code setting would be for a certain day. 224 more words

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Sanshiro Sugata (1943)

This was probably really a four out of five star film, but losing 17 minutes has made it sort of choppy. The beginning is especially poorly paced. 249 more words

Akira Kurosawa

Video: Akira Kurosawa's 80-minute Master Class on making beautiful movies

Often called “the greatest filmmaker who ever lived,” Akira Kurosawa (1910-1998) is the auteur behind such masterpieces as Rashomon, Ikiru, Seven Samurai, Yojimbo, and… 36 more words

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