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6 items from 2015


New on Video: ‘Ikiru’

9 December 2015 4:49 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Ikiru

Written by Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Oguni, Shinobu Hashimoto

Directed by Akira Kurosawa

Japan, 1952

Akira Kurosawa’s 1952 film Ikiru is the type of movie that can change a life, or at least change a person’s way of looking at life. It is an extremely moving work, standing as a superb example of the emotional and inspirational power of cinema.

Ikiru is also an exceptional vehicle for Takashi Shimura, an actor known for his astonishing range over the course of 200-plus films. In Ikiru, while Kurosawa makes great use of faces in close-up throughout, there is none more expressive than that of Shimura as the cancer-ridden Public Affairs Section Chief Kanji Watanabe. Every emotion and every thought is transparently written on his aged and weary face—it’s hard to believe the actor would embody the vigorous leader of the rag-tag samurai team two years later in Seven Samurai. Here, »

- Jeremy Carr

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New on Video: ‘Ikiru’

9 December 2015 4:49 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Ikiru

Written by Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Oguni, Shinobu Hashimoto

Directed by Akira Kurosawa

Japan, 1952

Akira Kurosawa’s 1952 film Ikiru is the type of movie that can change a life, or at least change a person’s way of looking at life. It is an extremely moving work, standing as a superb example of the emotional and inspirational power of cinema.

Ikiru is also an exceptional vehicle for Takashi Shimura, an actor known for his astonishing range over the course of 200-plus films. In Ikiru, while Kurosawa makes great use of faces in close-up throughout, there is none more expressive than that of Shimura as the cancer-ridden Public Affairs Section Chief Kanji Watanabe. Every emotion and every thought is transparently written on his aged and weary face—it’s hard to believe the actor would embody the vigorous leader of the rag-tag samurai team two years later in Seven Samurai. Here, »

- Jeremy Carr

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Ikiru

30 November 2015 8:25 PM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Akira Kurosawa goes full tilt humanist with this emotionally wrenching, vastly insightful look at human nature. A faceless bureaucrat, alone and empty, is diagnosed with stomach cancer. He rebels and breaks down, but then finds a way to give meaning to his life even as he's losing it. Kurosawa one-ups the Italian Neorealists by seeing hope and value even in the oblivion of the human condition. Ikiru Blu-ray The Criterion Collection 221 1952 / Color / 1:37 flat Academy / 143 min. / available through The Criterion Collection / To Live / Street Date November 24, 2015 / 39.95 Starring Takashi Shimura, Shinichi Himori, Haruo Tanaka, Minoru Chiaki, Miki Odagiri, Bokuzen Hidari Cinematography Asakazu Nakai Production Designer So Matsuyama Original Music Fumio Hayasaka Written by Shinobu Hashimoto, Akira Kurosawa and Hideo Oguni Produced by Sojiro Motoki Directed by Akira Kurosawa

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Criterion has made slow but steady progress upgrading its impressive Akira Kurosawa library from DVD to Blu-ray. The newest »

- Glenn Erickson

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The Criterion Collection announces line-up for November

18 August 2015 8:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Criterion Collection has this week announced it’s Blu-ray release line-up for November, which includes Michael Haneke’s Code Unknown, Akira Kurosawa’s Ikiru, Richard BrooksIn Cold Blood, Satyajit Ray’s The Apu Trilogy, and D. A. Pennebaker’s Don’t Look Back. Details on all the releases, including cover-art and special features are listed below.

Code Unknown

One of the world’s most influential and provocative filmmakers, the Academy Award–winning Austrian director Michael Haneke diagnoses the social maladies of contemporary Europe with devastating precision and staggering artistry. His 2000 drama Code Unknown, the first of his many films made in France, may be his most inspired work. Composed almost entirely of brilliantly shot, single-take vignettes focusing on characters connected to one seemingly minor incident on a Paris street, Haneke’s film—with an outstanding international cast headlined by Juliette Binoche—is a revelatory take on racial inequality »

- Scott J. Davis

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Ethan Hawke and Denzel Washington Team for 'Magnificent Seven' Remake

2 March 2015 10:32 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

According to THR, Ethan Hawke is in "final negotiations" to board Fuqua's "The Magnificent Seven" starring Denzel Washington. Hawke and Washington made box office bank back in 2001's "Training Day," which earned both actors Academy Award nominations and Washington an Oscar win for Best Actor. Screenwriters John Lee Hancock ("Saving Mr. Banks") and Nic Pizzolatto (a double WGA winner for HBO's "True Detective") base their script on Kurosawa's 1954 "Seven Samurai" written by Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto and Hideo Oguni. That tale of seven gunslingers banding together to protect a destitute village from blood-seeking bandits was first remade in 1960 as "The Magnificent Seven" directed by John Sturges and starring Steven McQueen. Chris Pratt and Hailey Bennett also boarded the project, which MGM began developing back in 2012 alongside a spate of other titles from its studio library including the forthcoming »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Writers Guild Honors Pedro Almodovar With Jean Renoir Award

21 January 2015 11:23 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Writers Guild of America West has selected Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovar as the recipient of its Jean Renoir Award for screenwriting achievement.

The award will be presented at the Writers Guild Awards ceremony in Los Angeles on Feb. 14.

“Almodovar – the first name is almost unnecessary – is a genius, is a flower, is a guiding light: the last, best son of Buñuel and so much more than that,” said WGA West VP Howard Rodman. “His screenplays, which he directs with passion and fine care, have taught us about the exteriors of his native land and the interiors of our own hearts. From the early, manic experimental Super-8 work to the breakthrough ‘Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown,’ his titles are as evocative as most people’s screenplays.”

“Yet for all their antic energy, Almodovar’s films are deeply spiritual: watching his disturbing, mysterious, heart-rending ‘Talk to Her’ is to understand, »

- Dave McNary

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