A Look At the Enduring Popularity of Godzilla

This week, the first-ever full-length animated Godzilla movie debuts on Netflix. Originally released last year in Japan, Godzilla: Monster Planet is the 32nd Godzilla movie to come out in the past 64 ...

Crypt of Curiosities: Depictions of Jigoku (Hell) in Japanese Cinema

If you ask me, Hell is the ultimate horror setting. Sure, creepy castles and abandoned outposts are great and all, but a realm of eternal torment just strikes me as a tad more terrifying. And of the ...

The 5 Best Classic Films to Stream in October 2017

The 5 Best Classic Films to Stream in October 2017 Streaming might represent the future of film, but that future doesn’t have to come at the expense of its past. Netflix, however, doesn’t seem to care. A platform so monolithic that it’s become ...

The 2017 Muriels Hall Of Fame Inductees

The history of the Muriel Awards stretches aaaalllll the way back to 2006, which means that this coming season will be a special anniversary, marking 10 years of observing the annual quality and ...

Blu-ray Review – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: 50th Anniversary Special Edition (1966)

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: 50th Anniversary Special Edition, 1966. Directed by Sergio Leone. Starring Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, and Eli Wallach. Synopsis: Okay, it’s been 51 years since ...

Deathstroke Returns, Akira Kurosawa, Zatoichi, And The Man With No Name -- The Lrm Weekend

By David Kozlowski | 28 July 2017 Welcome to Issue #6 of The Lrm Weekend, a weekly column highlighting cool and unique videos about film, TV, comics, Star Wars, Marvel, DC, animation, and anime. We ...

Ugetsu

Ugetsu Blu-ray Criterion 1953 / B&W / 1:33 / Street Date June 6, 2017 Starring: Mitsuko Mito, Masayuki Mori, Kikue Mouri, Sakae Ozawa, Kinuyo Tanaka Cinematography: Kazuo Miyagawa Film Editor: ...

All of the Films Joining Filmstruck’s Criterion Channel This July

Each month, the fine folks at FilmStruck and the Criterion Collection spend countless hours crafting their channels to highlight the many different types of films that they have in their streaming ...

Chinese-Japanese Partnership to Complete Akira Kurosawa’s Unfinished Movies

Chinese-Japanese Partnership to Complete Akira Kurosawa’s Unfinished Movies China’s Zhejiang Jinke Entertainment has unveiled a partnership with Kurosawa Production that will see the two companies produce unfinished or unmade titles by the late Akira Kurosawa. The first movie ...

Lone Wolf & Cub: the best comic book movie franchise ever?

Craig Lines Apr 5, 2017 Marvel? DC? They have their moments, but how about Shogun Assassin, and in turn, the Lone Wolf & Cub movies? Like most western viewers, I came to the Lone Wolf & Cub series ...

All of the Films Joining Filmstruck’s Criterion Channel This April

Each month, the fine folks at FilmStruck and the Criterion Collection spend countless hours crafting their channels to highlight the many different types of films that they have in their streaming ...

Unfilmed Akira Kurosawa Script ‘The Mask of the Black Death’ Will Be Produced in China

It’s been nearly two decades since the passing of Akira Kurosawa and since then we’ve seen a few posthumous works based on his unfilmed scripts, including 1998’s After the Rain and 2002’s The Sea is ...

The 12 Best Movie Sequels Ever

Movie sequels are big business for Hollywood. Many fans are getting burnt-out on sequels, especially since so many of them are unnecessary. Still, let’s not forget that when they’re done right, ...

Bad Day at Black Rock

Don’t mess with the one-armed man — did you know that at 56 years, Spencer Tracy could whup Ernest Borgnine to a frazzle? John Sturges knocked this one out of the ballpark and booted his career into ...

Film Review: ‘Mifune: The Last Samurai’

Film Review: ‘Mifune: The Last Samurai’ “Mifune: The Last Samurai,” a dutiful and diverting but rather bare-bones documentary portrait, opens with a series of clips and photographs of Toshiro Mifune, the scowling-eyed Japanese actor who ...

‘Mifune: The Last Samurai’ Review: A Painfully Safe Documentary About One Of Cinema’s Most Explosive Stars

‘Mifune: The Last Samurai’ Review: A Painfully Safe Documentary About One Of Cinema’s Most Explosive Stars Over the course of his legendary acting career, Toshiro Mifune was a samurai, a stray dog, and a shoe tycoon. He was a muse for one of the greatest filmmakers of the 20th Century, a beacon for ...

Toshiro Mifune: The First Non-White Movie Hero — Interview

Toshiro Mifune: The First Non-White Movie Hero — Interview The modern movie hero owes a great debt to Toshiro Mifune, the longtime Akira Kurosawa star who provided a ferocious centerpiece to everything from “Seven Samurai” to “Yojimbo.” Steven Okazaki’s ...

Coppola Narrates ‘The Godfather’ Notebook, Cate Blanchett Goes ‘Red,’ ‘Spirited Away’ Returns to Theaters, and More

Dailies is a round-up of essential film writing, news bits, videos, and other highlights from across the Internet. If you’d like to submit a piece for consideration, get in touch with us in the ...

Toshiro Mifune Celebrated in “Mifune: The Last Samurai”

Toshiro Mifune is not a stranger to samurai movie lovers. A veteran of nearly 170 movies, his collaboration with filmmaker Akira Kurosawa is often cited as the catalyst for the Golden Age of Japanese ...

[Lff Review] Mifune: The Last Samurai

Mifune: The Last Samurai, the well-assembled documentary on the life of actor Toshirô Mifune, the long-time Akira Kurosawa collaborator, should be a worthy introduction to one of Japanese cinema’s ...

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