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  • The Irishman

    The Irishman


    About as effective a narrative journey as you’ll see. Scorcese’s skill at putting the audience in the head space of his protagonists is perhaps his finest trait, but I also respect the scripting here. Scenes run on until they’re at the brink of loitering, only to gently flow back into the wider narrative in a way that leaves us learning something new about these characters every time. The takes flying around in the wake of this film overshadowed how great…

  • Ran



    I just finished playing Ghost of Tsushima. Although I found it charming, I didn’t use the much ballyhooed “Kurosawa Mode,” which filters the game’s audio and visual presentation through grainy black and white with all the pops and crackles you’d expect from a 1950’s samurai picture. The creators of the game said that they took a great deal of inspiration from Kurosawa’s films, so they included it as an homage.
    Frankly, I didn’t find it necessary. The game’s biggest strength…

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