This week, Tiny and I pick movies from each other’s Letterboxd diaries for discussion in an extended Letterboxd-edition of potpourri. We also talk about AMC A-List, news of the Breaking Bad movie, and more.
This week, Mike and I chat about a bunch of things including AMC A-List, Letterboxd, The Artcraft Theatre in Franklin Indiana, seeing 2001: A Space Odyssey in IMAX, my method for compiling my top 100 favorite movies list, and we eventually do a couple rounds of Letterboxd Potpourri.
Really harrowing story of family bond versus duty. Mifune is powerful and stoic as the retired head of the Sasahara family. The father and son dynamic is incredibly well-drawn with Mifune and Gô Katô playing off each other with such endearing chemistry. Katô's somewhat naive Yogoro is a good counter to Mifune's portrayal of Isaburo as a peaceful sw […]
Kurosawa in color is gorgeous. The scale of this epic is impressive but it's not a battle-heavy samurai/period movie. It's a more intimate tale. Kagemusha as a character is really compelling. It's not as dark as I expected from the plot. But it's fascinating to see his subtle acclimation into the role and how it culminates is really stron […]
It Follows: Into Crippling DepressionTook a long while for me to actually get into this movie. I found myself getting caught up in the hope that the strange contagion of dread would be contextualized a bit more. Or, at the least, that the source of Amy's depression would be fleshed out. (It eventually is and it isn't.)Similar to how It Follows can […]