It's an odd movie that doesn't fit too neatly into any particular genre niche. It's clearly a romantic comedy, but with much more action, more explosions, and a lot more death than is typical of the genre. As you might expect, the comedy tends to be rather darker and more minor-key than is customary in a romantic film also.
Month: September 2022
Favorite Movies A-Z: The Godfather
This is the quintessential mafia movie. More than Goodfellas, more than Little Caesar, more than anything else before or since. It is so influential that despite its fictional nature even real-life mafiosos have had their behavior and attitudes affected by the film, not just film and television gangsters. This mark of its greatness is also its greatest flaw.
Favorite Moves A-Z: The Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice
When he does manage to talk to Taeko for more than just a few moments and attempts to explain how he feels, he says that what he likes is "the flavor of green tea over rice". She does not find this illuminating. As viewers, however, we are afforded an additional insight into his character that his wife is denied when a chance encounter leads to him reuniting with his wartime platoon sergeant.
Favorite Movies A-Z: A Fish Called Wanda
Yes. There is, in fact, A Fish Called Wanda. She also plays a more substantial role in the film than one might at first expect. The story swirls around an array of plots, schemes, double- and triple-crosses, and other shenanigans related to getting hands on the jewels.