Akira Kurosawa
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Features // 24 Articles
Reviews // 16 Articles
Blogs // 6 Articles
Media // 2 Articles
//Features

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.

//Reviews

An Epochal Tragedy Transforms Into a World Cinema Masterwork in 'Throne of Blood'
15 Oct 2015 // 2:30 AM

By combining Macbeth with elements of traditional Japanese drama, Akira Kurosawa produced a singular, transcultural film experience.

'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.

//Blogs

Surveying the World As It Twists and Turns: Ten Classics From the Criterion Collection
27 Mar 2016 // 9:10 PM

Keeping your head above the flood of Blu-rays is easier when buoyed by Gilda and Mrs. Robinson.

Double Take: 'Yojimbo' (1961)
23 Oct 2015 // 5:00 AM

When the fighting gets this bad, they don't bother with coffins. Double Take takes sides on Akira Kurosawa's 1961 classic, Yojimbo.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Intimacy with the Devil: Horror and 'the static speaks my name'

// Moving Pixels

"the static speaks my name creates an uncomfortable intimacy between the player and the protagonist.

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