it’s not a joke, jim.
a tragic and thoughtful film. it’s a morality tale about the folly of men and the suffering their women had to endure. this film by Kenji Mizoguchi definitely has more on its mind than it seems to, thanks to its unique story and the striking direction.
a beautiful Japanese production, set in feudal Japan and filmed in long dreamily lit shots, this film never feels anything but authentic. it quite strikingly and cinematically tells about the importance of family and…
"pain only makes you stronger."
suspenseful. great cast, nice comic relief, excellent plot arc, and character development. the feelings are there as well and i love the dynamic between the two sisters. also, what i like the most, the action sequences.
the plot is compelling and did a fantastic job of really highlighting the importance of women supporting one another. there were some moments that took me out of the plot and i wish Natasha’s origin story was fleshed out…
"you know when you're a grown up, you were eccentric to other people, maybe seemed weird but it was just because you were braver and more honest than everybody else."
talented, brilliant, incredible, amazing, show stopping, spectacular, never the same, totally unique, completely not ever been done before, unafraid to reference or not reference, put it in a blender, shit on it, vomit on it, eat it, give birth to it.
contemplative and beautiful as fuck. what a nice eyegasm. that one scene when Fern recites her wedding poem broke me in tears.
i am in love with every aspect in this picture.