Akira Kurosawa Series – Yojimbo (1961) and Sanjuro (1962)

The Akira Kurosawa double-feature of Yojimbo (1961) and Sanjuro (1962) sees Kurosawa scaling back the scope of his previous samurai features like Seven Samurai (1954) and The Hidden Fortress (1958) for a more concentrated focus on one warrior’s interactions with small towns, rival gangs, juvenile samurai pupils, and political warfare. In Yojimbo and Sanjuro, Toshirô […]

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The Mule: Eastwood’s Swan Song?

Clint Eastwood has been a legend in the film industry for many decades, and this particular movie is just about everything you could expect from a figure such as himself at this point in his life. While not a masterpiece by any stretch, it was quite impressive to recognize that an 88-year-old directed, produced, and […]

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