Criterion: Samurai III: Duel At Ganryu Island (****) settles down

The last installment of the trilogy narrowly avoids greatness by concentrating on the love story. It's not that any of the storylines are done poorly. On the contrary, they're about as evocative as was possible at the time.

Criterion: The Idiot (**) – Pure soul / faithless world / messy film

There is no known full version of this film. If there were, it might take me a year to finish. It would likely be a lot better, though.

Criterion: Rashomon (*****) weak by nature

Rashomon stands as a gateway to our existence. It is one of the greatest films ever made, and should be viewed by anyone seeking insight through true artistic achievement. It should be used as a template for those wishing to begin to understand the ever contrasting nature of humanity.