Lupin III: The First (2019)41K
Lupin III: The First: Directed by Takashi Yamazaki. With Kan’ichi Kurita, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Daisuke Namikawa, Miyuki Sawashiro. Lupin III goes on a grand adventure to uncover the secrets of the Bresson Diary, which is tied to the legacy of his famous grandfather.
“I notice all the people giving this high marks saw it at a film festival — with the actors and writer/director in attendance. I think this has tilted their objectivity — made them more enamored of it.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eI found this movie just dark, grimy, grungy and relentlessly sad and slow-moving. There is some deep booming sound on the soundtrack that occurs just before something bad happens (and a lot of bad things happen) — it made me want to jump out of my skin.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eIu0026#39;m sure the cinematography is great — but itu0026#39;s mostly of junky-looking places.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe actors are all very good. The story was OK — but I think Iu0026#39;ve seen the topic addressed on Lifetime made-for-TV movies.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eIf you like really slow-moving stories about hopeless people leading hopeless lives — then this is the film for you.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eItu0026#39;s not my cup of tea. I had to come home and put on a DVD of a good comedy movie so I wouldnu0026#39;t have nightmares.”