Time for a new regular feature: two-sentence reviews of things I've Netflixed. Boy, that's original, eh? I'll do a few right off the bat to get things started:
Two Sentence Review: Stray Dog
One of Akira Kurosawa's early movies, Stray Dog is just as visually evocative as his later films, but with a unique noirish flavor. Though I found it hard to relate to some of the anxieties of Toshiro Mifune's character, I can't recommend this movie enough.
Two Sentence Review: Hellsing Volume 1
I rented this occult-themed anime series along with Vampire Hunter D, which was more of a guilty-nostalgia whim. Hellsing was so bad that I returned Vampire Hunter D unwatched.
Two Sentence Review: The Kingdom
I've only finished the first episode of Lars von Trier's miniseries, but the quietly spooky goings-on already have me hooked. On an unrelated note, is the the Denmark vs Sweden beef an extremely white East Coast vs West Coast, or is there more going on?
Update: Holy shit. The ending for Episode 2 of The Kingdom is as serious as a heart attack.Posted on September 23, 2006 10:42 AM