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Akira Kurosawa

Machiko Kyo, Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Minoru Chiaki, Kichijiro Ueda, Daisuke Kato, Masayuki Mori, Masayuki Mori

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Rashomon (1950)
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Movie Review by ManMachine
November 13th, 2017

So, This Is "Art House" - Eh? Ha! Spare Me!

You know - When it comes to the likes of 1950's Japanese cinema - I, for one, would much sooner watch a hilariously clunky "Godzilla" picture rather than endure this absurd, dry-as-dust "Art House" nonsense, any day.

And, speaking about the phrase "Art House" - That, to me, is just a hoity-toity term that excuses all sorts of annoying inadequacies in a picture which would otherwise not be tolerated (in a non-"Art House" production).

This irksome term also suggests to me that if one dislikes a film that fits into this snobbishly elitist category that that automatically reduces them to being nothing but an unsophisticated heathen. It's true.

Anyway - With Rashomon now being nearly 70 years old - I really did try to cut it some slack. But - Let me tell ya - Had this film been an American production - You can bet that it wouldn't be receiving all of the praise and reverence that it has garnered for itself over these many, long years. Nope. You can bet your bottom yen on that.

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