The Rashomon Effect

Rashomon (1950) Rashomon (1950) is a spectacular film in my opinion. After the rape and murder of a bride and murder of her samurai husband, a bandit is on trial, and the events are recalled by all parties involved. The recollections, however, contradict each other, and the woodcutter who discovered the body knows more than… Continue reading The Rashomon Effect

Films I Like to Think About …

Every so often, there is that standout film. It could be for any reason; the cinematography, the script, the performance itself, but for whatever reason, it remains in your mind. This series looks at the films that have stayed with me, and I like to think about. Knives Out, a murder mystery by Rian Johnson… Continue reading Films I Like to Think About …

Action Films to Watch … 1980’s

The 1980’s was a wondrous decade for films, action films in particular.  Muscle men such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, became actors, fulfilling the roles of fantasy and of war.  Of course, not all action heroes are defined by muscle, some have to use their intelligence.  And let us not forget that this decade brought us a… Continue reading Action Films to Watch … 1980’s

5 Disturbing Films to Watch at Least Once

While film is a medium that is all about escapism, there are at times when film portrays a gritty, darker version of our reality. The viewer watches acts of violence, content in the safety of their viewing seat that it might never happen to them (fingers crossed). Yet, these following films will sear into your… Continue reading 5 Disturbing Films to Watch at Least Once

Kung Fu Films to Watch … 1970s

Kung Fu films, are a type of action film that showcases martial arts combat between the characters. It is usually the combative styles that are appreciated above the storyline. Affectionately known as Kung fu, a sub genre of martial arts films and Hong Kong action, heavily features hand-to-hand combat and sometimes wire-work. The two leading… Continue reading Kung Fu Films to Watch … 1970s