‘Ghosts of Tsushima’ Isn’t Samurai Cinema—It’s a Popcorn Flick

Growing up as a kid immersed in American popular culture, it’s hard to escape the impression that samurai are really, really cool. The Japanese figures—military nobility from a certain period in Japanese history, beginning in the 12th century—have been fully absorbed by American pop nerdiness and turned into infinite paragons of awesome. Supposedly honorable, supposedly…

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