Rashomon (1950)


Of the highest-rated of Akira Kirosawa's movies, Rashomon is given the stature of Seven Samurai, if not more, but for me it's just a dumb story with bad acting. In fact I found its ridiculousness unbearable in this revisit. Regardless, Toshiro Mifune is really an interesting actor, but happened to be given a shitty role, where he practically is a madman. I also enjoyed the performance of the inquisive guy, though he overdoes it, not to mention silly grins and forced laughter.