Tag Archives: Japanese

An Actor’s Revenge (1963)

“This woman’s suspicious.” “That’s not a woman.” It takes a great performer to pull off a movie like An Actor’s Revenge. Kazuo Hasegawa seems as capable as any, with the film marking his 300th completed movie amidst after a career of acclaim. Hasegawa also played … Continue reading

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Seven Samurai (1954)

“Listen, I’m not a man with any special skill, but I’ve had plenty of experience in battles; losing battles, all of them. In short, that’s all I am.” I think a great movie should leave me with a lot to … Continue reading

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Audition (1999)

“Words create lies. Pain can be trusted.” It seemed a few years back that the horror genre was in crisis. Studios were pumping out horror movies, only to be panned by critics and audiences alike. More than any other genre, blockbuster horror … Continue reading

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Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

“Why must fireflies die so young?” Well, Isao Takahata is one twisted dude. I decided to go to a thesaurus and find some strong words to use for talking about the movie. Here are some: disconsolate, agonizing, desolate, melancholic, lugubrious… One … Continue reading

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