To Dreams of Kurosawa; or, Space of Authorship and Homage in Johnnie To’s Throwdown (2004)

Between the last shot of Throwdown and its ending credits, Johnnie To reveals a dedication: ‘A Salute to Akira Kurosawa, the Greatest Filmmaker.’ This video essay is my attempt at not only drawing out a […]

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on May, 25 · in Video Essays

Throne of Blood (Japan, 1957)

Horror is not usually one of the generic attributes associated with the output of the great Japanese film master, Akira Kurosawa. The horrors of human nature and corporate greed are perhaps evident in both Rashomon […]

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on Oct, 17 · in Reviews
Rashomon (Japan, 1950)

Rashomon (Japan, 1950)

I’m a huge fan of Akira Kurosawa and his films; when I found out that this site had just recently posted its first Kurosawa film review, I thought “what the hell?”  So I was very […]

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on May, 17 · in Reviews

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