The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
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Throughout, the director, Kon Ichikawa, succeeds in making all the world a stage, mixing theatrical and cinematic devices with earthquake intensity.
Amorphous, shadow-cloaked exterior shots and border-free wide-angle panoramas set a uniquely cinematic stage for riveting 1963 melodrama An Actor's Revenge.
Director Kon Ichikawa works wonders with wide-screen images, including some scenes of dazzling swordplay.
An eccentric masterpiece
A film of phenomenal all-round accomplishment, with daringly stylised visuals.
One of the most dazzling and stylistically audacious Japanese films ever made.
...a dazzlingly audacious widescreen epic, a film that mixes the anarchic experimentation of Nagisa Oshima with the rigid classical storytelling of Akira Kurosawa.
Glittering and inscrutable.
Hasegawa's carefully-modulated performance is treated with admiration, and Yukinojo is by any consideration a tragic creation--a magnetic personality with no interest in making friends, an avatar of sensitivity who rejects intimacy in favour of justice...
You can see why studios kept hiring Hasegawa; he gives a mesmerisingly layered performance as Yukinojō.
A masterclass in satirically nostalgic New Wave modernism.
There's a visual slash every minute
such a weird film. your basic revenge plot highly stylized. kazuo hasegawa is pretty amazing as the cross-dressing kabuki actor who elaborately plots the demise of the men who destroyed his family when he was a boy. he's in drag throughout but has mad samurai skills and two beautiful women fall in love with him (!) lovely cinematography and set designs but the film is melodramatic and the rhythm feels odd as it's meant to reflect kabuki theater. strange score too. this is a remake of a film from the 30's starring the same actor and he still pulls it off 30 years later
I loved this film. I found it because of my interest in Onnagata, but it is a great film in its own right, with intricate plotting and suspenseful atmostphere.
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