BUFFALO BUSHIDO is a psychological portrait of a man (Davis) trying to come home against the odds. Seeking to reconnect with his friends (Sadie and Shawn), Davis finds himself being pushed away into the role of the samurai - his coping strategy & manifestation of estrangement. Home begins to take on a different meaning for Davis as he cannot escape his past and the path he must now take.
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The ensemble cast deliver excellent performaces across the board. Leila Arcieri does a very convincing job climbing into the passenger seat of car wreck while Jesse L. Martin and Fred Weller double team as antagonists (which are the voices of reason). Lord Jamar plays the grown-up bully perfectly. John Savage sizzles in his over-the-top, catalytic performance as the manic parole officer but the steak belongs to Bruce Glover who appears in many different guises and voice over capturing the lunatic in the head theme brilliantly through the film's warped humor. The Glover-McGennis alter ego scenes at the lobby desk are fantastic, humorous and reveal McGennis' skill of showing how the things are crystal clear inside his head while outside he is completely unaware of his dangerous polarity.
Buffalo Bushido is a film that haunts and sticks with you which I've found is a testament to films that hit a life chord. The fact that McGennis accomplished this in his hometown on an ultra low budget serving as writer, director producer and lead actor is incredible. The production value is off the charts from cinematography (shot on film) to sound design (Japanese fused score). Odd, original, meditative, honest and very powerful "Buffalo Bushido" is a thinking person's film especially not to be missed by anyone who appreciates the spirit of a true independent passion project.