Mulholland Drive (2001) film review (Contains spoilers)

Mulholland Drive is a film that has extensively infiltrated and sustained its presence in my mind due to its tragic ideas of the cruelty of Hollywood exclusivity and the impossible desires for loved ones in wildly different social castes – two storytelling components that are not commonly explored in film today and were even less common …

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Harakiri (1962) film review (Contains spoilers)

Masaki Kobayashi’s 1962 masterwork Harakiri is a samurai film which takes place in the summer of 1630, during Japan’s peaceful Edo period. Its unique narrative structure is non-chronological with several flashbacks, revealing character motivations which set the film’s events into motion. Notable for its bold, scathing deconstruction of the famously honorable samurai code, the film has been …

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