Southpaw (2015) Film Review: There’s Even a Montage

There’s a training montage, a wise mentor figure, and a hero on a journey. You’ve seen Southpaw before. Continue reading Southpaw (2015) Film Review: There’s Even a Montage

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Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999) Film Review

Forest Whitaker stars as Ghost Dog; a mob hit man who lives by the credo of a Japanese samurai warrior. When he finds himself targeted for death by the very people he swore to protect, Ghost Dog discovers that it’s not always easy to live by your beliefs.

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“The Way of the Samurai is found in death.” – Yamamoto Tsunetomo, Hagakure: The Book of the Samurai

Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai is a film directed by Jim Jarmusch, a director not known for realism. Ghost Dog is no exception and it’s an unusual film about the values of a past (and alien) society uneasily existing in the present. Jarmusch as a director has a very distinctive style and this really comes to the fore in Ghost Dog. Continue reading “Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999) Film Review”