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Thoughts on Films - Episode 32: Going Old School

Fikri is still in Jakarta, Muz is still in KL and Diaz is still in the show. This episode looks at the 26th Malaysian Film Festival, old movies, old movies on Youtube, old movies that shamelessly ripped each other off and movies that these guys had watched. 152 more words


30 Since '84, 19-24

19. Hellraiser

I used to have a Pinhead dolly until I gave it to my little boy to play with.  Yeah, that’s how we roll, GI Joe is for wimps!   304 more words


Kagemusha (1980)


★ ★ ★ out of 5

Directed by Akira Kurosawa

Tatsuya Nakadai as Kagemusha

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In feudal Japan, three lords are all fighting for control over the country’s capital city. 321 more words


Patrick Cothias : "The Wind of the Gods" (Vol. 1+2)

“The Wind of the Gods” is a multi-volume saga written by Patrick Cothias and illustrated by Philip Adamov, both of whom have presumably done better. (In particular, I hear good things of Cothias’ cape-and-sword opus, “Les 7 Vies De L’Epervier.”) “The Wind of the Gods” is set in medieval Japan, but it is an overly decadent, too-European take on  Akira Kurosawa’s samurai milieu. 63 more words


Double Feature 5 - Scandal/Shame

In the fifth of my Double Features, directors Akira Kurosawa and Steve McQueen make returns with their respective works, Scandal and Shame274 more words


Theatre of Dreams, Theatre of Play

I have just come home after seeing the exhibition “Theatre of Dreams, Theatre of Play” about “no” and “kyogen” theatre in Japan, held at the Art Gallery of NSW. 346 more words

"Man is a genius when he is dreaming"

“Man is a genius when he is dreaming”

- Akira Kurosawa, 1910 -1998, Japanese, director, screenwriter, producer, film editor