Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (2004)

Like Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater is a brilliant, extremely well-executed, triumph of a video game. That’s about where a lot of the similarities end, as Snake Eater was clearly envisioned as something of a reaction against Sons of Liberty, no doubt partially due to the mixed…

The Men Who Tread on the Tiger’s Tail (1945)

Watching this after Seven Samurai was a surprise – I was getting used to Kurosawa’s films lengthening, with Seven Samurai clocking in around a whopping three and a half hours, so for The Men Who Tread on the Tiger’s Tail to just barely hit the hour mark was unexpected! It’s a fairly slight film, but an enjoyable enough one.…