Stray Dog / 野良犬

ACAB YES Release date: October 17, 1949Director: Akira KurosawaLanguage: Japanese Who should watch this movie: People who thought Kurosawa only made samurai flicks.  When should you watch this movie: On a hot summer day.  The sell: Stray Dog starts on a charming note, as a rookie police officer makes a silly blunder (has his pistolContinue reading “Stray Dog / 野良犬”

Seven Samurai / 七人の侍

Toshiro Mifune’s BARE ASS YES Release Date: April 26, 1954Director: Akira KurosawaLanguage: Japanese Who should watch this movie: People who mistook this movie for “The Last Samurai” with Tom Cruise and are better off for it. People who think they don’t like black and white movies with subtitles and are about to be proved wrong. Continue reading “Seven Samurai / 七人の侍”

Rashomon / 羅生門

Women can be evil too! YES Release Date: August 25, 1950Director: Akira KurosawaLanguage: Japanese Who should watch this movie: History buffs. Photographers. First year film students. Feminists (i.e. everyone ideally right?)  When should you watch this movie: Not when you are feeling sad and need a pick-me-up. This is not a pick-me-up movie. This movieContinue reading “Rashomon / 羅生門”