Akira Kurosawa
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Features // 24 Articles
Reviews // 16 Articles
Blogs // 5 Articles
Media // 2 Articles

The Blackened Eyes of the Movie Men With No Name
24 Feb 2014 // 8:14 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 // 4:00 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.


An Epochal Tragedy Transforms Into a World Cinema Masterwork in 'Throne of Blood'
15 Oct 2015 // 1:30 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 // 8:30 PM

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


Double Take: 'Yojimbo' (1961)
23 Oct 2015 // 4:00 AM

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

Beyond Essential: 'Seven Samurai' (Blu-ray)
27 Nov 2010 // 2:00 AM

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

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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