1950s, 4/4, Alexander Mackendrick, Comedy, Review

The Man in the White Suit

Out of the Ealing Studio comedies I've seen, this is probably my favorite. There's always a gentle undercurrent of satire to them, but this is the one with the sharpest edge, all while still packaged as a zany mid-century British comedy full of gentle humor. It's a delightful mix that manages to cast a wonderfully… Continue reading The Man in the White Suit

1960s, 4/4, Action, Drama, History, Masaki Kobayashi, Review

Samurai Rebellion

#1 in my ranking of Masaki Kobayashi's films. Masaki Kobayashi was a great Japanese filmmaker who's been overshadowed by Akira Kurosawa over time. He worked in the samurai genre several times, much as Kurosawa did, but he was far more political. His work functioned as scathing critiques of contemporary Japanese life, in particular the propensity… Continue reading Samurai Rebellion