1990s, 2.5/4, Akira Kurosawa, Drama, Review

Madadayo

#27 in my ranking of Akira Kurosawa's filmography. It's an interesting irony that the last film of Kurosawa's long career is titled Not Yet. He was a man who didn't see an end for his career just yet, but an accident left him lame in his final months, preventing him from working on another film… Continue reading Madadayo

1/4, 1990s, Dominique Othenin-Girard, Horror, Jorge Montesi, Review

Omen IV: The Awakening

There were stretches of this where I was wondering if the film had been intended satirically. I'm talking about laugh out loud moments of hilarity that never once winks at the audience, everything supposedly meant to be taken super-seriously. There are just so many weird choices throughout, from narrative, to structural, to musical, and to… Continue reading Omen IV: The Awakening