Tag Archives: Akira Kurosawa

R.I.P. Shinobu Hashimoto

Screenwriter Shinobu Hashimoto, whose collaborations with Akira Kurosawa still have the power to shock and inspire today, has just died at the age of 100. His first IMDB credit was the script for Rashomon, which is mind-boggling the more you … Continue reading

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January 2017 Viewing Diary

Conspiracy (2001; d. Frank Pierson) The definition of “the room where it happens”. The awful room where something vile was decided. The TV movie starring Kenneth Branagh (so excellent) about the Wannsee Conference. It’s superb. Based on the one surviving … Continue reading

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December 2016 Viewing Diary

Supernatural, Season 7, Episode 22, “There Will Be Blood” (2012; d. Guy Norman Bee) I had started a re-watch of Season 7 in November, so I finished it out this month. Season 7 was one of my least favorites, when … Continue reading

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Year in Review: Shooting My Mouth Off in 2013

Some of the things I’ve written in 2013, for my own site, and also other outlets. Thoughts on Memphis. “Memphis is wounded, and Memphis is obviously depressed. There are a lot of sad ghosts here. But Memphis does not forget. … Continue reading

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Ikiru (1952); directed by Akira Kurosawa

Ikiru Directed by Akira Kurosawa How does the knowledge of death change how we live? It is the problem of human existence, the essential problem, that we have a hard time acknowledging the reality of death, and living accordingly. We … Continue reading

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