Rashomon (1950)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 1

Verdict – 5/5

Pros –
1) Story: the cornerstone of the movie
2) Cinematography: Vintage Akira
3) Toshiro Mifune as Tajōmaru, the bandit
4) A story of morality, humanity & conflict.
5) One of the most influential story-line in world cinema.

 

Cons –
n/a

Quote –
“Commoner: I even heard that the demon living here in Rashômon fled in fear of the ferocity of man.”

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Yojimbo (1961)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
0ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 1

Verdict –5 /5

 

Pros –
1) Mother of all “Western” / “Cowboy” Movies.
2) Cinematography (Lone Hero/ The Wind/Wide Framing/Hanging Gonji/ Ransacking the building scene/Graveyard Scene )
3) The subtle humor
4) Toshiro Mifune: The badass Anti-Hero
5) The bloodshed and gore.
6) Daisuke Katō as Inokichi

 

Cons –
n/a

 

Quote –
Sanjuro: No help for fools.