Check out the trailer for Kagemusha below, and look for Mike Dub’s review of the film later this week.
Dodes-ka’Den (1970; Dir.: Akira Kurosawa) GRADE: B By Daniel Barnes Made in 1970 during a period of intense personal and professional turmoil, the ramshackle Dodes’ka-Den is a strange anomaly in the Kurosawa filmography. It was his long-awaited return to filmmaking after a string of high-profile projects withered on […]
Check out the trailer for Akira Kurosawa’s 1975 film Dersu Uzala, and look for Mike Dub’s review on Monday morning.
Check out the trailer for Akira Kurosawa’s first color film, Dodes’ka-Den, and look for Daniel Barnes’ review tomorrow.
By Mike Dub and Daniel Barnes MD: Going into the festival, I was aware that Romanian New Wave was known for its very austere visual style. However, one of the very nice surprises of the festival has been that, even though each film commits to an aesthetic based […]
Few directors of the last century have possessed as refined and self-aware a sense of visual impact as Akira Kurosawa, so his switch from making black and white films to color could not possibly be a mere aesthetic whim. Kurosawa’s turn to color symbolized the beginning of the […]