Lover of hangout affair. Hater of films set in one location (most of the time)
Trying to walk the path of the righteous man.
This one was longer but felt paced better than the first Samurai film. Both are sights to see! The way nature’s depicted feels very invigorating in addition to the hustle and bustle of the villages what with the brothels and the chambers and whatnot. The way Musashi Miyamoto continues to grow in this film is really dope too. The way these films don’t have super high ratings on here I was prepared to be underwhelmed but that was far from…
Idk why but I’ve had a large appetite for samurai stuff lately. Much like In The Mood For Love this runs at about 90 minutes but it feels very much dense, leaving you wondering frequently when it’ll end. Both films also make your heart ache immensely. But while that film is slow cinema this feels more bombastic. The metamorphosis that Musashi Miyamoto undergoes is really a sight to see. I feel for the trials and tribulations he goes through. He’s…
Felt very weird watching John David play a complete asshat when I’m used to seeing him play more reserved characters but he did really well in that regard. Zendaya’s come so far as an actress and she shined with what she was working with as well. This felt like it was one big elaborate response to critics from Sam Levinson tho in like the biggest way it was comical lmao all the shit abt identity politics sounded so unnatural coming from them I feel like that’s where it missed the mark for me not to mention the length
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Welp. Finally saw this. Wish it would’ve been in a theater but whatevs. I’ve said it before but after The Royal Tenenbaums it feels like Wes Anderson leaned further & further into the directorial style he’s crafted, eschewing any semblance of realism. I’ve come to realize sometimes realism is overrated. And the critiques of this refined style he’s perfected over the years are misplaced. Eccentricity makes the world go round. While I feel a stronger connection to his earlier work due…