Happy 2019 and welcome to The Obsessive Viewer’s2018 Year in Review episode! It’s our annual episode where Tiny, Mike, and myself share our movie viewing stats for the year, our top ten favorite movies list, and otherwise just nerd out about our year in movies and life! So buckle in and prepare yourself for the episode we always looking forward to and enjoy!
When I was around 15 or 16 years old and Netflix just had their "DVD by mail" service, I "discovered" Seven Samurai and was really awestruck by it. Even though I probably was too young and inexperienced to really appreciate the nuances and influence it had on film, I was still enamored with the characterization, the drama, the action, the […]
A pretty dry look at Mifune's career and his relationship with Kurosawa, in particular. I really wish it had dived deeper into Mifune's life and personality. Unfortunately it doesn't spend much time on the topics it covers. Instead, it's pretty much an overview of the subject of Mifune, with bits of Japanese history and Japanese cinema th […]
Started off kind of rocky with some bits that didn't land as hard for me and/or had their punchlines spoiled in the trailer. There was also some distracting editing throughout it that I assume for one reason or another was due to the three leads being so young. But aside from those quibbles, Good Boys is really funny in a way that plays up the innocence […]