Criterion: Vendetta of a Samurai (****) – Correcting a history of violence

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.

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.