The Last Duel (HBOMax):
King Charles VI declares that Knight Jean de Carrouges settle his dispute with his squire by challenging him to a duel.
A resetting of Akira Kurosawa’s “Rashoman,” which is the same event(s) told by multiple parties involved. It was done very well, and very nuanced in the small details that drastically affect the truth. While based on a true story, after a few hundred years, no one really knows the truth, and THAT aspect is also represented very well here. The viewer gets to decide, without feeling ripped off of “Wait, what’s the truth?!”
It’s a longer movie, 2.5 hours, but definitely not cumbersome. Honestly, it’s borderline for my “buy the dvd” list.
I found it to be much longer than necessary. I did appreciate the style it was done in, but it was long and unfortunately felt long.