Tuesday, November 18, 2003

Throne of Blood (1957)

Kurosawa marries Macbeth to Noh theater and actually manages to top his source material. This is probably my favorite of all the Kurosawa I've seen so far -- it's an exquisite and haunting film that every thirty seconds contains a shot that's so perfect it'll make you wanna do backflips in appreciation. This, my friends, is why we go to the movies.

Grade: A