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Punk Samurai Slash Down 2018
Upon seeing the newly released Third Window Film released i can only come to one conclusion: "What the hell did i watch before?" I only picked up on the general narrative this time. Definately added a fu star.
It's actually quite funny. I'd compare it to Burst City, where you have these gag-filled vignette's sprinkled throughout. This is Ishii in his punk spirit, rather as the contemplative one that made August in Water and co. So maybe less of his…
The Female Executioner 1986
Incompetent but well made. The film was wonderfully lit, some nice hues for that dark french urban noir-ish tint. The action was completely dull, especially compared to Italian and HK action and stunt standards. But the goofy delivery of lines and childish hand gestured obscenities made up for it. I mean the racist cop yelled fruit-de-loop before he shot someone...
Oh yeah some of the characters are complete biggots that we are suppsoed to root for haha. Maybe they wanted…
The Northman 2022
Dont let the dull blockbuster action movie-esque poster fool you. The heart of this film is in the norse rituals and customs. With some psychedelic and occult imagery harking back to the folk and/or cosmic horrors of Egger's previous work. Usually not a fan of thee medieval aesthetics, but this was exception material. Also props given to the Zulawski/Kurosawa esque blocking, giving us some tasty choreographed camera/actors movements to keep us entranced to the screen.
Copenhagen Cowboy 2023
One of the weaker Refn's, doesn't have a whole lot to say. Huge dissappointed after the absolutely brilliant Too Old To Die Young. Maybe because TOTDY was a Verhoeven-esque POV of the US, and CC is home territory, so his pen isnt as sharp.