Lam Ching Ying Stan Account. Robert Tai Apologist.
The Blacksmith 1922
Decent if unremarkable short from Keaton. The Blacksmith doesn't have the madcap energy of Buster's collaborations with Edward F. Cline (or his superior earlier two reeler with St. Clair, The Goat) but there's some good laughs. I guess at the time people really thought that stains, magnets, and really tall trees were the funniest shit in the world.
Godzilla vs. Gigan 1972
Among the most creatively and financially bankrupt Godzilla movies... but it's still a Godzilla movie so it's not terrible. The only really good new idea they had was the addition of a karate lady, that was cool. The movie remains decently watchable overall despite the palpable fatigue from the filmmakers.
The Hidden Fortress 1958
I'm gonna start calling people "shitworms" now, that's a good one.
I know people have talked to death the influence this film had on George Lucas, but it was funny to see that he even copied those horizontal wipe transitions from here.
"I don't dislike the familiarity, but it doesn't feel good either. Feels like shit."
Go Kyung-pyo brings to life the scariest moptop murder since Javier Bardem as Anton Chigurh. This shit's great. When the simplest way to describe your plot is "singer / songwriter / cyborg get his eyeball stolen & transplanted into a serial killer / sculptor who he must attempt to foil" you know you've got something special. Though that's no surprise coming from a brilliant mind like Miike.