Luke Baldock (kiriyamakazou)
Luke's Recent Reviews
Surprisingly awesome vampire movie. I've been burned by the After Dark series before, but this had everything. It keeps its story simple. Teenagers journey far from home and are soon hunted down. It's nice to see a group of smart and funny young adults that don't deserve a punching. They even take precautions when accepting a ride from a truck-driver. Huzzah! The photography is very impressive. It all feels diluted, but in a dark and stylized way. It's almost comforting at first. The jumps and the gore that follow are fairly standard, but still effective. Some fine performances really capture the fear, frustration, and chaos, and it was nice to see one of the vampires scared at one point. It's short but sweet.
Luke's Favorite Movies
Quite simply the greatest film ever. It's perfect. Kurosawa uses all his skill to create an influential action masterpiece. Each of the characters gets their own amount of screen time and is developed upon. Kurosawa blurs the lines between good and evil, as we discover the farmers are not as pure and weak as they claim to be. The battle scenes have never really been matched, as most battles today lack real emotion. We feel there is something worth losing. Simply fantastic.
Simply and utterly gorgeous. A silent gem that shows how far cinema can go on simply visuals. Mainly told in close ups, the performances are just restrained enough to avoid the comical silent overacting. An artistic masterpiece.