This is definitely a star turn for Mifune, if there ever was one. His performance is exceptional and layered.
Mifune, learning from his mentor (Shimura) a sense of subtlety, is able to further his effectively obvious passion through restraint. Even without words, we understand both perfectly.
Spike Lee makes a great film, then he takes a dump in the credits with easily refuted claims through selected editing. Why?
Overall, the film is competent, nothing more. There are no real scenes that give one the sense of being in New Orleans, other than destitution. If you like the actors, give it a try.
Red Sun - 1971 Director Terence YoungScreenplay Denne Bart Petitclerc, William Roberts, Lawrence RomanStarring Charles Bronson, Ursula Andress, Toshirō Mifune, Alain Delon, Capucine Red Sun is a Franco-Italian gimmick film made on the cheap. It seemed like a great idea, I suppose. Mifune's move to making American films always feels gimmicky. Race relations had evolved … Continue reading Criterion: Red Sun (*) You can’t spend ideas
Extraction is a very good film. It will be a big hit on Netflix for a while when the streaming giant needs something to keep everyone happy in quarantine. I know I will be watching it again soon.
Seven Samurai should be Movies 101 for any serious lover of film. If you haven't seen it, you should.
The name Korben Dallas just begs for a series of sequels. These never happened. Maybe it is for the best, but I could have enjoyed a few more ventures to other planets in the future.
Like the best art, we learn something about humanity and the will to persevere.
There's almost enough here to make a movie that's not half bad.