Hideo Gosha's directorial debut is just as integrally beautiful as his other films. As you might expect with Gosha, Three Outlaw Samurai is gorgeously shot, brilliantly choreographed, and its story beautifully told. The score might not be up to snuff with his other films, but it still does add to the many amazing subtleties of the film. The story is simple and direct but it still manages to feel complex. Gosha displays his keen ability to mix intricate storytelling with intense sword battles to satisfy the chanbara fan and the arthouse fan inside of everyone. Just like Hideo Gosha's other films, Three Outlaw Samurai is simply magical.
Everything about Come Drink With Me (including the fight scenes) is even more awkward and dated than the films of the 70s that it inspired. There's no doubt that this film deserves respect for its influence but it may be difficult for most to appreciate. There are still a few fantastic moments but overall, Come Drink With Me is mostly difficult for modern audiences to enjoy.
An absolutely pure blend of comedy and horror, What We Do in the Shadows is a unique gem that finds comedy in the reality of a fantastical underworld hidden under the noses of unknowing New Zealand. The result is an endlessly entertaining band of characters getting into deliciously absurd situations and a good dirty ol' time that you hope never ends.