Criterion: Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto (****) begins a great adventure

This is definitely a star turn for Mifune, if there ever was one. His performance is exceptional and layered.

Criterion: Red Sun (*) You can’t spend ideas

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

The Fifth Element (****) is worth Another Look

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.