Throne of Blood

Throne of Blood ★★★★½

I’d be the first to admit that I spend most of my time watching esoteric bullshit, so while I’ve, say, seen the entire ctom filmography (and Who Killed Aliyah three times over!), I’ve only seen 2 (well, now 3) Kurosawa joints. Rashomon, ironically, I don’t remember very well, and High and Low, good as it is (which is very!), is a very rigid, formal movie. I’d forgotten that Kurosawa’s “thing,” so to speak, involved sweeping gestures and lurid expressionism, and now that I’ve seen Throne of Blood I certainly will not forget that again!

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