High and Low

High and Low ★★★★★

A masterpiece of Noir/police procedural that spares not a single detail. This movie is part of a lineage of painstaking procedurals about the investigation of a crime that become a forensic examination of the society in which they occur. It goes M--->High and Low--->The Boston Strangler--->Memories of Murder--->Zodiac.

The first 50 minutes of this takes places entirely in a guy's living room and just with how he composes people in space--entering a room, getting up, sitting down--Kurosawa shows you absolutely everything you need to know about feel about the action thats taking place. Masterclass, tears in my eyes.