Akira Kurosawa
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Media // 2 Articles

The Blackened Eyes of the Movie Men With No Name
24 Feb 2014 // 9:14 PM

Akira Kurosawa’s samurai, Stuart Heisler’s gangster, Sergio Leone’s cowboy, and George Miller’s misfit suffer a similar black eye, but with dramatically different effect.

The 100 Essential Directors Part 5: Derek Jarman to Mike Leigh
14 Aug 2011 // 5:00 PM

Mid-way through our series, Day 5 is a glorious mishmash of international auteurist cinema. Today we go from saints and sinners, from Brookyln to Britain, from the beginning of time to the Dystopian future, and around the world and beyond.


'Seven Samurai' Spawned a Subgenre All of Its Own
10 Jun 2014 // 9:30 PM

Celebrating its 60th birthday this year, Akira Kurosawa's superb and influential Japanese adventure film is still as impressive as ever.

A General, a Princess and Two Greedy, Dim-Witted Peasants
9 Apr 2014 // 9:10 PM

The Hidden Fortress is more "accessible" and "entertaining" than Rashômon, but Kurosawa's artistry is ever present.


Beyond Essential: 'Seven Samurai' (Blu-ray)
27 Nov 2010 // 3:00 AM

Seven Samurai is so much more than a great film - and then again, that's exactly what it is.

AK 100: 25 Films by Akira Kurosawa (exclusive photo gallery / wallpaper)
15 Apr 2010 // 6:53 AM

To celebrate the release of AK 100 and the 100th anniversary of Akira Kurosawa's birth, Image Entertainment has provided PopMatters with these exclusive Kurosawa stills from

//Mixed media

Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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