Tuesday, July 17, 2012
3 out of 5. David Cronenberg's EASTERN PROMISES is a small but impactful film. The cast is really good together and direction is quite solid. I especially like the Art Direction and costumes in this film. Viggo is a badass in this and has an amazingly shot fight scene. Also Vincent Cassel is loose cannon and adds a lot of tension throughout. Fun stuff.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
4 out of 5. Akira Kurosawa's YOJIMBO is an excellent template that many a story has hung on. Sergio Leone's A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS took what Kurosawa pioneered and pushed it a little further owning it in the process. But I give Kurosawa full credit for some amazing shots and a great balance of comedy in a grim and unsettling time.