5 of 5 Stars
Kaneto Shindo’s horrifying masterpiece roils with sexual tension, desperation and emotional violence. Wife and mother-in-law of a warring samurai stay alive by whatever means necessary. It’s like Survivor but with real blood and no Jeff Probst. Is it the evil that they do to themselves and those around them that lures a demonic samurai to their hide away in a sea of wavering grass. Essential viewing regardless, it is worth watching to see where Ang Lee stole the tree fight scene in Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon.
By Gilroy, Tom
4.5 out of 5 Stars
This lovely film tells the story of an unlikely friendship between two parks workers. Murph (Ned Beatty) is near retirement and Paul (Liev Schreiber) is a young ex-con searching for his place in the world. Quiet and subtle, Spring Forward is a compassionate film with beautiful scenery and a great score.
In the spirit of StoryCorps Project at Nashville Public Library, hear veterans’ stories from this recent conflict.