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Three Outlaw Samurai
7 months ago via Flixster

A wandering samurai stumbles upon three men who has kidnapped a young woman. It turns out they're peasants who are desperate to make the ruthless administrator listen to them. He takes up their cause. It's no "Seven Samurai" (but then again, few things are) but the film still is simply a lean, mean, exciting samurai flick (of the samurai-helping-underdog subgenre). If you love samurai movies, this is a wonderful solid entry to the genre.

I Fidanzati
I Fidanzati (1964)
7 months ago via Movies on Facebook

Ermanno Olmi's follow-up to "Il Posto" follows a somewhat similar theme: Finding love and humanity amidst the sometimes dehumanizing, mundane drudgery of everyday life. This time, an engaged couple finding their relationship has grown stale. When the man accepts a job that will seperate them for more than a year, it reignites the love they have for each other. Not quite as good as its predecessor but it's still gorgeously shot and excellently acted.

Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto
7 months ago via Flixster

This is the first in the trilogy of films about the famous titular real-life samurai warrior. I saw all three films in a 36 hour period but it didn't feel right to review it one-by-one so I'm gonna review all three at once. All three films hold their own as individual films but watching it in order will make you appreciate and understand the different little character arcs. The first one is like a "origin story" for you superhero nerds. It starts out a bit sluggish and derivative but eventually becomes more and more compelling and the pay-off is sublime. It will get you to watch the second and third, that's for certain.