So, I have been watching a bunch of stuff lately!
I watched Aguirre, the Wrath of God.
This was my first Herzog film and wow, what a great first impression. It was one of those films you can tell was a complete NIGHTMARE to shoot. Kinski dominated the whole film with his eyes and tone. I really liked it.
This one I choose on a whim. It was cool to see Hitchcock start making creative choices in his films well before he was distinct for it. Started slow, but then built up in intensity. I was actually kind of shocked they actually let the bomb go off where it did. It was also one of those films I was yelling at the screen, “YES, DO IT. Stab that bastard!”
This one is kind of mixed for me. It’s overflowing with style and color, but the pacing is just absolutely dreadful in the first half of the film. It was a real struggle to try and keep up with what was going on and what Yakuza group was which. I wish the film has a more ‘drifting’ nature to it, like the later half, where the protagonist is actually wandering around from town to town. Instead, we’re stuck with Yakuza politics for the first 45 minutes.