Category Archives: Akira Kurosawa

Review: Hakuchi (The Idiot, 1951)

the idiot

Just how many times can a movie say that a guy has a heart of gold?

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Review: Tora No O Wo Fumu Otokotachi (The Men Who Tread On The Tiger’s Tail, 1945)

the men who tread on the tiger's tail

There’s really no reason to be stepping on a tiger’s tail, c’mon!

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Review: Kagemusha (1980)


Is it wrong that I felt more for the horses than I did for the people?

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Review: Subarashiki Nichiyôbi (One Wonderful Sunday, 1947)

Romance is difficult in pre-war, war, and post-war times!

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Review: Tsubaki Sanjûrô (Sanjuro, 1962)

It’s been a while, but it’s time for more Akira Kurosawa, and this one is a sequel!

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Movie Dictator Club: Ran (1985)

The Movie Dictator Club for the month of August, 2011 is a take on a play I have never seen, or read!

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Movie Dictator Club: Tengoku To Jigoku (High And Low, 1963)

The Movie Dictator Club for the month of August, 2010 is Kurosawa all the time, all the time!

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Review: Yôjinbô (Yojimbo, 1961)


See where Sergio Leone drew inspiration for his Man With No Name trilogy!

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Review: Kakushi-toride No San-akunin (The Hidden Fortress, 1958)


So, which one is R2-D2 and which one is C-3PO?

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Review: Dersu Uzala (1975)


Can man be one with nature or are we condemned to be at constant war?

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