Disappearing Worlds

Might be able to see Boyhood later this week.

To tide me over, here’s my current favorite scene from a Richard Linklater film.

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What an odd and fantastic performance.

Future Islands- “Seasons”

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Kurosawa #26- Kagemusha

Kurosawa #27- Ran

Kurosawa #28- Dreams

Kurosawa #29- Rhapsody in August

Kurosawa #30- Madadayo (“Not Yet”)

And so my journey through Kurosawa comes to an end. 

A trip through the relatively brief filmography of Jean-Pierre Melville begins next week.

Kurosawa #25

Dersu Uzala


“Life is for the living.
Death is for the dead.
Let life be like music.
And death a note unsaid.”  

—Langston Hughes

"The moon belongs to everyone…the best things in life are free."


Pawel Pawlikowski, 2013

Kurosawa #24


A kinder, gentler Lower Depths.

Kurosawa #23

Red Beard

Mifune’s last with Kurosawa. After so many strong films, it’s kind of disappointing to see Kurosawa turn to a sentimental coming-of-age story. The edge and bite of High and Low is nowhere to be found. There’s still tragedy, and for a while it seems like it has potential, but it all gets used to prop up the self-actualization of the protagonist. 

Kurosawa #22

High and Low

Still one of my favorites.

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