Tag Archives: Akira Kurosawa

Review in Brief: Living (2022)

How can you improve on a classic from a master? You lean into the period detail, come at it from a new cultural perspective and make the meditation on mortality even sadder. Based on Akira Kurosawa’s IKIRU, Oliver Hermanus’ (director … Continue reading

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Review: Silence (2016)

The release of a new Martin Scorsese film is still something to mark on your calendar, but perhaps the undoubtedly ambitious guilt trek SILENCE was too personal for his own good. Two Portuguese Jesuits travel to Japan to investigate reports … Continue reading

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Playing Catchup: The Japanese Edition

A few more films I’ve (to my shame) only seen for the first time recently. This time, I’ve headed to the Land of the Rising Sun, and come back better for it. SEVEN SAMURAI (1955) Akira Kurosawa’s seminal epic was … Continue reading

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