More Thoughts on the “Six Feet Under” Finale

The entire episode is amazing, and it could have ended with Claire leaving her home, having taken the last “present-day" portrait of the Fischer family, to pursue her new life as an artist in New York. But, for those of you who have seen the series, you know it doesn’t end there. We are given … Continue reading More Thoughts on the “Six Feet Under” Finale

Six Feet Under (2001-2005)

I have never seen a TV series as emotionally devastating, and perhaps as satisfying, as HBO’s Six Feet Under. Over the past year or so, I have worked my way through five seasons with the Fischer family, who run a funeral home in Los Angeles. As can be expected with a series with such content, it … Continue reading Six Feet Under (2001-2005)

Seven Samurai (1954)

After seeing Seven Samurai, I now consider myself a Kurosawa fan. I was first impressed by the groundbreaking Rashomon, most noteworthy for its visionary storytelling techniques. While Seven Samurai follows a more straightforward narrative, it is an excellent epic rich with meaning and emotion, earning its hearty 3 1/2 hour length. First and foremost, Seven Samurai just tells a great story. The … Continue reading Seven Samurai (1954)