An Actor's Revenge is an interesting tale that I see has been told multiples throughout the history of Japanese cinema just like The Ballad of Narayama. When I first started watching this I wasn't sure if I wanted to watch yet another revenge plot because I feel I've watched a fair amount recently despite loving revenge plots usually but too much of anything can get to be too much. However, this film isn't one of the usual outright violent killing…
The Ballad of Narayama combines different elements from both theatre and cinema to make something that is truly art. For most of the film, it feels as if you are watching a stage production because of the sets and how everything is displayed to the viewer as if stage actors are performing this tale for us to enjoy. However, you are reminded this is indeed a film whenever there are close-ups of the actors' faces which is something that you…
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Honestly, I'm not even sure if I'm supposed to understand what I just watched. 2001: A Space Odyssey just feels like a sort of haze that you watch things happen without knowing exactly what's going on. This is for certain something that people had never seen the likes of before this film was released and I'm not sure that it's something film as a medium has ever really seen in this way since. While watching this film I was leaning…
This movie is something along the lines of what Disney would put out and it probably would have faired better for them than Mulan (2020). This film is reminiscent of Big Hero 6 in that it follows a pre-teen kid who tries to fix the turmoils they face with science after suffering the tragic loss of someone close that they love. Full of heart-warming moments and songs that remind the viewer that sometimes the love you are seeking is right beside you all along.