Tagged: akira kurosawa


Monday Movie: Dersu Uzala, by Alexander Miller

Every Monday, we’ll highlight a piece of writing from our vaults. This review of Dersu Uzala originally ran as a Criterion prediction. Dersu Uzala was a huge comeback for Akira Kurosawa, who suffered a series of setbacks and hardships before collaborating...


Monday Movie: Ran, by Jason Eaken

Akira Kurosawa + Shakespeare = See this movie. Made in 1985, Ran contains some of the most stunningly photographed battle footage set to film. It transposes the tale of King Lear to Japan, as three brothers fight with each other and their...


The L.A. Rep-port: 5/26 to 6/1, by Scott Nye

The American Cinematheque, through their Egyptian and Aero Theatres, are showing a couple of knock-down bonafide classics on film this weekend – Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai (1954, 35mm) shows Friday at the Egyptian in Hollywood, while David Lean’s Lawrence of Arabia (1962,...

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