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Stories Jiro Dreams of Sushi is as elegant and tasty as the splendid sushi prepared by the man in the title, and that is saying a lot. Octogenarian Jiro Ono, proprietor of Tokyo's Sukiyabashi Jiro, just might be the best sushi chef on the planet. He
Care to see a hilarious and sad study of human frailty and subjectivity dressed up with lots of splosions? With medieval Japanese samurai repurposed as cowboys or New York cops?...Granted, there's no deal in the works to remake Rashomon in particular.
Wednesday March 9, 2011 Unravelling Kurosawa Last year marked the 100th anniversary of Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawas birth. Here, our writer looks at some of the famed directors memorable works. Steven Speilberg, George Lucas and John Woo, the
In the movies of Akira Kurosawa, distinctions between "action" and "drama" are meaningless. Sure, he was an unparalleled master at choreographing onscreen mayhem even today's flicks borrow action tropes wholesale from films such as Yojimbo . (Just
No such luck. "Ran," which in Japanese can mean "chaos," is a vivid, violent, emotionally stark work. Kurosawa flipped the story of 16th-century warlord Montonari Mori whose sons were famous for their devotion on its head to see what dark places he
He's already the subject of a Google doodle , now here's a guide to ten key Kurosawa movies, from classics such as Seven Samurai and Throne of Blood to late greats Ran and Dreams Akira Kurosawa's centenary has been marked by a Google Doodle today.
Our collection of Free Online Movies is the gift that keeps on giving. It led us unexpectedly to discover the wealth of World War II propaganda films made by some of America’s greatest directors . It also turned up (among other things) the Kurosawa
Only the geniuses at the Criterion Collection really know how to make the term ``DVD box set'' more than just a marketing tool. The company's hefty AK 100: 25 Films of Akira Kurosawa (which retails for $400 but can be had for about half that online)