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 […]Read More Akira Kurosawa Series – Yojimbo (1961) and Sanjuro (1962)
Adapted from Damon Galgut’s 1995 novel of the same name, director Scott Teems’s film The Quarry comes to you as a gritty, grim, and bleak Neo-Western thriller. With a screenplay co-written by Teems and Andrew Brotzman, this feature exemplifies shades of the Coen Brothers’ 2007 instant classic No Country for Old Men and David Mackenzie’s […]Read More Neo-western “The Quarry” plays by its own rules.
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 […]Read More The Mule: Eastwood’s Swan Song?
Clint Eastwood has had an outstanding career in cinema as an actor, producer, and director. His 2008 project Changeling was an instance in which he showcased his skills in the latter category. This dark, mysterious, and dramatic film is based on the true story of a young boy’s disappearance in Los Angeles in 1928. […]Read More Clint Eastwood’s Changeling: Weak Police and Strong Females