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Throne of Blood

Throne of Blood (1957) Directed by Akira Kurosawa Based on the stage play Macbeth 602 more words

The Art of Tuesday

I’ve forgotten what it feels like to have warm fingers and toes–a warmth we hardly realize until it’s not there, and in my case it hasn’t been there for days. 556 more words


Purple Japan

When I was little, I wanted to be Japanese. I guess it might have been because of the Japanese “invasion” on TV the likes of Bioman and other Power Rangers… they seem to be everywhere on TV when I was growing up. 101 more words


The Art of Tony Stella

I wanted to have an “aside post” of sorts with all the writing that I am trying to squeeze in to my dreadful schedule. They will come very soon, too, and a “visual” essay I am working on on John Carpenter‘s well-documented fascination with the films of  187 more words

Reflections On Film

#020 – Seven Samurai

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Year: 1954

Seven Samurai has too many Samurai. Kurosawa reportedly put together incredibly detailed dossiers for each of the leads, but unfortunately, I’m not interested in how Kambei likes his rice, or what Kikuchiyo’s favourite colour is. 217 more words

Fists and Fury at the Cinerama

This week, the Cinerama is playing what they’ve dubbed their “First Mixed Martial Arts Festival”, a collection of movies, Hong Kong and Japan mostly, in which kicking, punching and/or swordplay is prominently featured. 1,235 more words



Dir. Akira Kurosawa, 1952