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Review: Rashomon

Review: Rashomon

Original title: RashômonYear: 1950 | Rating: Given the number of films, TV shows and other media that have copied its basic structure over the years, would it be safe to claim that Rashomon is one of the most influential films of the mid-20th century (if not ever)? I think so. Amazingly, though, with so many derivative works floating around out there, some of which are quite good in their own right (e.g. The Last Duel [2021]), the original somehow manages to remain perhaps the greatest example of the form, thanks to legendary director Akira Kurosawa's singular vision and insistence on not revealing which…
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Review: Drive My Car

Review: Drive My Car

Original title: Doraibu mai kâYear: 2021 | Rating: Drive My Car is the perfect film for the time in which we live, a time in modern society in which an unprecedented number of people are losing people that they care about. Death currently surrounds us on a global scale that humans have rarely throughout history experienced all at the same time -- over six million people have died from COVID-19 worldwide as of the writing of this review, nearly one million of those in the United States alone. At this point, most people now knew someone who has died during…
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