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Forum: Ongoing Tournaments & Brackets 1 hour ago
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Japanese Film Hall of Fame
Posted By CosmicRunaway
That just leaves me with Kamikaze Girls, and...

That just leaves me with Kamikaze Girls, and After Life - both completely new watches for me. I'll probably see them in that order, so that my first and last write-ups are of Kore-eda films. :cool:
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Forum: Ongoing Tournaments & Brackets 1 hour ago
Replies: 141
Japanese Film Hall of Fame
Posted By CosmicRunaway
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Harakiri / 切腹 (1962)
Directed by Masaki Kobayashi
Starring: Tatsuya Nakadai, Rentarō Mikuni, Akira Ishihama

Unlike...
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Japanese Film Hall of Fame
Posted By CosmicRunaway
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Hana-bi / はなび (1997)
Directed by Takeshi Kitano
Starring: Takeshi Kitano, Ren Osugi, Kayoko Kishimoto

Hana-bi is an...
Forum: Ongoing Tournaments & Brackets 2 days ago
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Japanese Film Hall of Fame
Posted By CosmicRunaway
After accidentally turning on a 2017 animated...

After accidentally turning on a 2017 animated film called Fireworks earlier (no I don't know how I made that mistake :facepalm:), I've successfully managed to watch the correct film, Hana-bi.
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Forum: Ongoing Tournaments & Brackets 2 days ago
Replies: 141
Japanese Film Hall of Fame
Posted By CosmicRunaway
Warning: Spoilers for High and Low: In...

Warning: Spoilers for High and Low:


In the long run, he would not be penniless, but in the short term he was going to lose his capital, his house, all the family's possessions, and the job he's...
Forum: Ongoing Tournaments & Brackets 2 days ago
Replies: 141
Japanese Film Hall of Fame
Posted By CosmicRunaway
Warning: Spoilers for High and Low: It's...

Warning: Spoilers for High and Low:


It's approximately 16 minutes into the film, during the conversation where Gondo explains his plan to his wife and Kawanishi.


He doesn't lose the...
Forum: Ongoing Tournaments & Brackets 2 days ago
Replies: 141
Japanese Film Hall of Fame
Posted By CosmicRunaway
Warning: Spoilers for High and Low below. ...

Warning: Spoilers for High and Low below.

Okay, I just rewatched a couple of scenes to double check the details.

The 50 million for the 19% shares he was buying was just a down payment, and he...
Forum: Ongoing Tournaments & Brackets 3 days ago
Replies: 141
Japanese Film Hall of Fame
Posted By CosmicRunaway
Warning: Potential Spoilers for High and Low...

Warning: Potential Spoilers for High and Low Below


He mortgaged everything he had in order to raise 50 million for the extra stock he planned to buy, so with only 20 million left after paying...
Forum: Ongoing Tournaments & Brackets 3 days ago
Replies: 141
Japanese Film Hall of Fame
Posted By CosmicRunaway
I just got back. It didn't look like anyone else...

I just got back. It didn't look like anyone else was going to show up, but by the time the film started, there were about 8 other people there haha. The film was pretty much exactly what I thought it...
Forum: Ongoing Tournaments & Brackets 3 days ago
Replies: 141
Japanese Film Hall of Fame
Posted By CosmicRunaway
I've been impatiently waiting for the wide...

I've been impatiently waiting for the wide release of Jojo Rabbit, and it's finally here. The mall (where the theatre is) is having a big yearly sale this weekend, so I'm still trying to figure out...
Forum: Ongoing Tournaments & Brackets 4 days ago
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Japanese Film Hall of Fame
Posted By CosmicRunaway
Re: Japanese Film Hall of Fame

I like how the nominations have only been up for a couple of days, and we're already at what...17 reviews?

I might not get to any films this weekend though, since I have a completely pointless...
Forum: Ongoing Tournaments & Brackets 4 days ago
Replies: 141
Japanese Film Hall of Fame
Posted By CosmicRunaway
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A Hen in the Wind / 風の中の牝鶏 (1948)
Directed by Yasujirō Ozu
Starring: Kinuyo Tanaka, Shūji Sano, Chieko Murata

While...
Forum: Ongoing Tournaments & Brackets 4 days ago
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Japanese Film Hall of Fame
Posted By CosmicRunaway
Re: Japanese Film Hall of Fame

I wasn't sure what I was going to watch next, but I'll probably go with A Hen in the Wind since a few of you guys have already watched it, and it seems like the cool thing to do haha.
Forum: Ongoing Tournaments & Brackets 5 days ago
Replies: 141
Japanese Film Hall of Fame
Posted By CosmicRunaway
I opted not to use my room mate's DVD, and...

I opted not to use my room mate's DVD, and instead watched a digital copy that was reportedly of the BluRay edition. Nausicaš's hair was clearly red, and eyes brown.

I did look at screenshots...
Forum: Ongoing Tournaments & Brackets 5 days ago
Replies: 141
Japanese Film Hall of Fame
Posted By CosmicRunaway
While I don't think the themes are overbearing at...

While I don't think the themes are overbearing at all, it's been 35 years since Nausicaš came out, and many people still don't take environmental concerns seriously. So we might actually need more...
Forum: Ongoing Tournaments & Brackets 5 days ago
Replies: 141
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Posted By CosmicRunaway
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Nausicaš of the Valley of the Wind / 風の谷のナウシカ(1984)
Directed by Hayao Miyazaki
Starring: Sumi Shimamoto, Yōji Matsuda,...
Forum: Ongoing Tournaments & Brackets 6 days ago
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Japanese Film Hall of Fame
Posted By CosmicRunaway
Re: Japanese Film Hall of Fame

After watching all of Nausicaš, and discovering that I had indeed seen a majority of the film before (and not just caught a little of it on tv as I guessed yesterday), I suspect that I originally saw...
Forum: Ongoing Tournaments & Brackets 1 week ago
Replies: 141
Japanese Film Hall of Fame
Posted By CosmicRunaway
I watched half of Nausicaš this afternoon, but my...

I watched half of Nausicaš this afternoon, but my "short break" turned into a really long one, and now I don't have enough time to finish it this evening haha. The opening was new to me, but I've...
Forum: Ongoing Tournaments & Brackets 1 week ago
Replies: 141
Japanese Film Hall of Fame
Posted By CosmicRunaway
Kore-eda has quickly become one of my favourite...

Kore-eda has quickly become one of my favourite living directors. Definitely looking forward to your nomination, and when I finish this HoF I'll probably track down the rest of his filmography haha....
Forum: Ongoing Tournaments & Brackets 1 week ago
Replies: 141
Japanese Film Hall of Fame
Posted By CosmicRunaway
Yeah, it's not the same type of courtroom drama...

Yeah, it's not the same type of courtroom drama that you'd expect from North America, but it's a drama that does deal with court and the legal system, so it was the best description I could think of....
Forum: Ongoing Tournaments & Brackets 1 week ago
Replies: 141
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High and Low / 天国と地獄 (1963)
Directed By: Akira Kurosawa
Starring: Toshiro Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Kyōko Kagawa

I've...
Forum: Ongoing Tournaments & Brackets 1 week ago
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Japanese Film Hall of Fame
Posted By CosmicRunaway
There are only a couple of scenes that actually...

There are only a couple of scenes that actually take place in the courtroom, and the ones that do are quite short and to the point. It's not about emotionally pleading a case in front of a jury,...
Forum: Ongoing Tournaments & Brackets 1 week ago
Replies: 141
Japanese Film Hall of Fame
Posted By CosmicRunaway
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The Third Murder / 三度目の殺人(2017)
Directed By: Hirokazu Kore-eda
Starring: Masaharu Fukuyama, Kōji Yakusho, Suzu Hirose

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Forum: Ongoing Tournaments & Brackets 1 week ago
Replies: 141
Japanese Film Hall of Fame
Posted By CosmicRunaway
I guess I was off with my guess that half the...

I guess I was off with my guess that half the films would be from the 50s and 60s haha. I'm glad there are a number of (relatively) newer films nominated, since everyone's aware of the classics....
Forum: Ongoing Tournaments & Brackets 1 week ago
Replies: 141
Japanese Film Hall of Fame
Posted By CosmicRunaway
Re: Japanese Film Hall of Fame

Since we have another day, anyone want to guess the breakdown by decade, or how many Kurosawa films will be nominated?

I'm expecting half the films to come from the 50s and 60s, since there's a...