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  • Sada

    Sada

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    My second Obayashi film, and I didn't like it as much as I thought I would.

    The film looks great, as expected. My issue though is the odd comedy scenes sprinkled throughout the film. They really don't fit the story the movie is telling. One particularly troublesome scene happens near the beginning, when Sada is raped. The scene really seems like it's being played for laughs, in a sort of slapstick manner. I'm honestly surprised more reviews here aren't mentioning…

  • The Golden Demon

    The Golden Demon

    Based on a story by famous author Koyo Ozaki. I liked this well enough. It is melodramatic as other reviewers pointed out, though I like melodrama so that didn't bother me. I didn't find Kanichi to be very likable, though Miya was certainly a sympathetic character. I've never read the source material, so I can't compare it. There is also apparently a 1937 version, which I would like to check out and see how that compares.

    The copy available on the Criterion channel is kind of rough, which is unfortunate as a few scenes would probably look quite nice given a proper restoration.

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  • Tammy and the T-Rex

    Tammy and the T-Rex

    ★★★★★

    Watched the longer "gore cut". Very entertaining. Might not deserve 5 stars but I was so entertained that I can't give it anything but that. Really stupid but a lot of fun.

  • Intruder

    Intruder

    ★★★★

    A lot of dark humor in this, which I wasn't expecting. Some gnarly death scenes in this, too, as well as some cool camera angles. Overall I enjoyed this. Probably not for everybody, though. Also near the end there was some dramatic music that I swear I've heard in some old Spongebob episodes.