Quite a good story. It's full of faces I know. Great acting and spectacular realism.
Note: This video style is shaky.
Upon hearing of his master's death, a man returns to Shanghai amidst tensions from its Japanese occupation, and learns there was foul play.
Quite a good movie, with all the basic elements. There's next to none of the B-movie cheese that's pervasive of such films, so it's good enough for everyday people.
It is the 50s, and a Los Angeles private detective is swept up into intrigue when a job he takes goes sideways.
Meh. I can see how this would be interesting for someone who like gumshoe movies, but I don't so I'm bored. It, throughout, seems like it's trying too hard to be like an old black-and-white movie.
It is 1598, and a ship pilot gets stranded in Japan.
Meh, it's old.
Instead of a death sentence, a convict is given the opportunity to impersonate a lord in a time of war.
kagemusha lit. "shadow warrior"
- Based on Seven Years in Tibet - (1954 book), by Heinrich Harrer
aka the movie that got Brad Pitt banned from China.
An American captain, suffering from PTSD-induced nightmares so bad he became alcoholic, is brought back into the trade as a consultant and trainer to suppress the civil war in Japan and fight against its old warrior class, the samurai.
Dare I say this is one of the greats. It has various classic elements without being tiring and obvious, and maintains a great pace and tone.
During the thrashing of an epileptic seizure, an editor stitches together bits of various unrelated shorts into a single movie filled with famous people and great music.
If one can labour past the non science-fiction, it's pretty good. In fact, I think if one cut out everything except two of the storylines, they would make for good shorts. I may do that one day.
I wouldn't imagine this to have been a critical success.
A student is approached by his future-self, and is sent into a time loop when he ignores his own advice.
Quite a good movie. With a great pace and a particularly good sound track, I found this quite emotional.