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Three Movie Posters for “Harakiri”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Japanese: Italian: Cuban:

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Notes On Two Early Films by Masaki Kobayashi

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: “A Sincere Heart,” from 1953, demonstrates that Masaki¬†Kobayashi’s gift for staging was evident very early on. In particular, his ability to invest spaces with emotional meanings, and to link them to other spaces via subtle visual … Continue reading

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“Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: “Hara-Kiri,” the latest from Takashi Miike, has met with tepid reviews, perhaps because it’s 1) a remake of a classic, and 2) defiantly short on action. But I thought it was largely riveting — aside from … Continue reading

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