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Pop Culture Imports: 5 Essential Foreign Movies to Watch on the Criterion Channel

(Welcome to Pop Culture Imports, a column that compiles the best foreign movies and TV streaming right now.) The Criterion Channel launched earlier this month to the joy of cinephiles everywhere. Following the demise of FilmStruck, the Criterion Collection teamed up with Janus Films to launch a new streaming service that contains a vast library of more than 1,000 feature films, 350 shorts, and thousands of supplementary features. Impeccably curated and frequently refreshed, The Criterion Channe...
Tags: Japan, Movies, Sweden, France, Germany, Berlin, Features, Paris, Tokyo, South London, Akira Kurosawa, Quentin Tarantino, Roma, Humphrey Bogart, Francois Truffaut, Max Von Sydow


Everything We Learned About ‘The Mandalorian’ at the Star Wars Celebration Panel

Live-action Star Wars stories have always been on the big screen, with only animated tales getting a shot on television. Until now. The Mandalorian is the first live-action Star Wars TV series and Disney knows this is a big deal – it’s being positioned as the flagship series for the new Disney+ streaming service. Much like how CBS used a new Star Trek show to draw people into their new subscription service, Disney and Lucasfilm know that all it takes is one great show to get people hooked…and t...
Tags: Star-Wars, Television, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Eu, Features, Dave, Iron Man, Clint Eastwood, Cbs, Akira Kurosawa, John, Jon Favreau, Lucasfilm, MMA


‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Trailer Breakdown: “No One’s Ever Really Gone”

The first trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has arrived and since this is a J.J. Abrams movie, it proposes far more questions than it answers. But that’s why we’re here – to go through the whole thing frame-by-frame and address everything that has you curious or concerned. Let’s dive in. Rey is standing on a desert planet. It doesn’t appear to be Jakku or even Tatooine. From what I understand, this is a new planet that we haven’t seen before in Star Wars. She is out of breath. Sh...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Features, Carrie Fisher, Sequels, Harry Potter, Akira Kurosawa, George Lucas, Rian Johnson, Leia, Finn, Chewbacca, Luke Skywalker, Kylo Ren, Poe, Billy Dee Williams


Sekiro, Baba Is You and the politics of video game difficulty

Two very different titles reward players who relish complexity, and raise the question of whether game designers are right to raise the barAs a one-armed orphan – a disability that you might think would disqualify him from the opportunity to work as a lone assassin in 16th-century Japan – Sekiro is well acquainted with disadvantage. Still, a smooth sea never made a skilful mariner, as they used to say, and these physical and psychological handicaps have only served to strengthen this shinobi, wh...
Tags: Games, Japan, Culture, Akira Kurosawa, Role playing games, Puzzle games, Toshiya Fujita, Sekiro, Sekiro Baba, Ashina, Lady Snowblood


Ramon Rodriguez Joins NBC Drama Pilot Prism

Ramon Rodriguez joins NBC drama pilot Prism Ramon Rodriguez (The Defenders) is set to star in NBC’s legal drama pilot Prism, Variety has confirmed. Rodriguez will play Eduardo Guaty, a hard-hitting prosecutor. The actor, who has starred in The Affair, Iron Fist, and The Wire, joins cast members Malin Akerman and Mykelti Williamson. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandA...
Tags: TV, Movies, Nbc, TV News, Akira Kurosawa, Chris Rock, Prism, Kenan Thompson, Brothers, Rodriguez, Kenan, Ramon Rodriguez, NBC Drama, Malin Akerman, Daniel Barnz, ComingSoon


‘The Standoff at Sparrow Creek’ Star James Badge Dale Shares Stories of Michael Bay, Martin Scorsese, and More

Over the last 10 years, actor James Badge Dale has built himself one mighty impressive resume. Badge Dale’s career began when he was a kid in 1990 with a role in an adaptation of Lord of the Flies, but after that, and years after playing hockey and suffering an injury, he went to the theater where he found his passion for acting. Since his theater days, he’s delivered consistently high quality of performances for some of the best filmmakers around. Now, he’s the lead in The Standoff at Sparrow ...
Tags: London, Movies, Interviews, Michael-Bay, Features, Akira Kurosawa, Leo, Scorsese, Steve-McQueen, Bob, Benghazi, Robert-Zemeckis, Pacific, Malta, Joe, Bay


The Art Of Jeremy Enecio

Boutique film distributor Criterion recently released their line up of titles for April 2019, and one of them on the list was a collection of action star Jackie Chan’s Police Story series. While I was elated by the news I was also intrigued by the new art cover and wondered who the artist is. After some quick searching his name came up – Jeremy Enecio, and what an amazing artist ! Here are some selects from his expansive portfolio – Criterion commissions the best artists ( illustrators...
Tags: Film, Illustration, Akira Kurosawa, Anime, Jackie Chan, Blu-ray, Criterion, Le Monde, Police Story, Jeremy Enecio


A Page of Madness: The Lost, Avant Garde Masterpiece from Early Japanese Cinema (1926)

It’s a sad fact that the vast majority of silent movies in Japan have been lost thanks to human carelessness, earthquakes and the grim efficiency of the United States Air Force. The first films of hugely important figures like Kenji Mizoguchi, Yasujiro Ozu, and Hiroshi Shimizu have simply vanished. So we should consider ourselves fortunate that Teinosuke Kinugasa’s Kuretta Ippei -- a 1926 film known in the States as A Page of Madness -- has somehow managed to survive the vagaries of fate. Kinuga...
Tags: Google, Japan, Yahoo, Film, College, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Akira Kurosawa, States, Born, Cabinet, Page, Facebook Twitter, Hollywood Reporter, United States Air Force, Abel Gance


January 15 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases

January 15 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases Welcome to ComingSoon.net’s January 15 Blu-ray, Digital HD and DVD column! As you can see, we’ve added a video player at the top highlighting this week’s releases, and you can find more detailed write-ups of different titles below! Click each highlighted title to purchase through Amazon! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'g...
Tags: Chuck, Hayden Christensen, TV, Hollywood, Movies, Horror, Digital, New Jersey, TV News, Akira Kurosawa, DEA, Dvd, Sam, Alfred Hitchcock, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ali


Criterion Film Offerings: French Noir, Japanese Lovers, American Gangsters and Frames of Pure Serenity

The Criterion Collection, the busiest and most prestigious of companies devoted to classic films, provides a rare delight in this collection of films now available on Blu-ray. These are movies that have never before been on DVD or Blu-ray (at least not in Region 1), and in some cases weren't even on VHS. These tantalizing titles, long heard of but vexingly unavailable until now, are a particular pleasure to for film lovers to enjoy, at last. Panique (dir. Julien Duvivier, 1946) The aloof and mi...
Tags: Music, Japan, Hollywood, Review, France, Walter Matthau, West, Akira Kurosawa, Eiffel Tower, Brian Eno, Alfred Hitchcock, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Alice, Van Gogh, Picasso, Film Review


NBC Orders Prism & Bluff City Law Legal Drama Pilots

NBC orders Prism & Bluff City Law legal drama pilots NBC has greenlit two legal drama pilots, Prism and Bluff City Law, Deadline has confirmed. Prism is a psychological thriller while Bluff City Law (working title) is a character-driven legal drama centering on civil rights cases. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function(...
Tags: TV, Movies, Nbc, David, TV News, Akira Kurosawa, Memphis, Prism, Brothers, Beth, Phylicia Rashad, Daniel Barnz, ComingSoon, Georgaris, David Janollari, Janollari


Daily Podcast: The Most Interesting and Craziest Scripts on the 2018 Black List, What’s Going on With Marvel’s Netflix Shows & More

On the December 18, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by senior writer Ben Pearson , and writer Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest film and tv news, including Penny Marshall , 2018 Black List, Marvel Netflix shows, Rashomon and Peanuts . You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes , Google Play , Overcast , Spotify and all the popular podcast apps (here is the RSS URL if you need it). In The News: Penny Mar...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Netflix, Akira Kurosawa, Charlie Brown, Chris, Ben, Ben Pearson, Rashomon, Peter Sciretta, Chris Evangelista, Film Daily Podcast, Sam Hume, Penny Marshall Dead, Penny Marshall 2018 Black List Marvel Netflix


Amblin TV Developing Series Adaptation of Rashomon

Amblin TV developing series adaptation of Rashomon Amblin TV has announced they’re developing a small-screen adaptation of the 1950 classic from legendary Japanese film writer/director Akira Kurosawa, Rashomon. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { var standAloneSizeMapping = googletag.sizeMapping().addSize(...
Tags: TV, Movies, David, Netflix, Clint Eastwood, TV News, Akira Kurosawa, Frank, Kurosawa, Rashomon, Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey, ComingSoon, Yojimbo, Amblin, TV Premiere


‘Rashomon’ TV Series in the Works From Amblin Television

Amblin Television has acquired the rights to Akira Kurosawa’s acclaimed film “Rashomon” with plans to develop it as an anthology series. Each season of the 10-episode series would focus on a singular event told from multiple points of view where each of the main characters provides a unique and different perspective of the event based […]
Tags: News, Akira Kurosawa, Amblin Television, Rashomon, Works From Amblin Television


Amblin Entertainment is Turning Akira Kurosawa’s Classic ‘Rashomon’ Into a TV Show

A Rashomon TV show is in the works at Amblin Entertainment, proving once again that no property, not even an acclaimed classic, is safe. Read more about the new adaptation of director Akira Kurosawa‘s 1950 masterpiece below, which is being described as a “dramatic mystery thriller series.” Kurosawa’s movie is almost universally hailed as one of the premiere pieces of Japanese cinema, and it’s widely considered one of the best films ever made. The most memorable aspect of the movie, aside from...
Tags: Television, Movies, Drama, Adaptation, Akira Kurosawa, Kylo Ren, Frank, Kurosawa, Luke, Mark Canton, Canton, Rashomon, Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey, Amblin Entertainment, Toshiro Mifune


How the Astonishing Sushi Scene in Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs Was Animated: A Time-Lapse of the Month-Long Shoot

Since the moviegoing public first started hearing it twenty years ago, Wes Anderson's name has been a byword for cinematic meticulousness. The association has only grown stronger with each film he's made, as the live-action ones have featured increasingly complex ships, trains, and grand hotels — to say nothing of the costumes worn and accoutrements possessed by the characters who inhabit them — and the stop-motion animated ones have demanded a superhuman attention to detail by their ver...
Tags: Google, Japan, Film, College, Fox, Food & Drink, Animation, Wes Anderson, Akira Kurosawa, Grand Budapest Hotel, Seoul, Anderson, Facebook Twitter, Colin Marshall, Isle of Dogs, Wes Anderson Yasujiro Ozu


Criterion Announces New Streaming Service To Replace FilmStruck: Become a Charter Subscriber Today

Late last month, Turner and Warner Bros. Digital Networks announced--much to the chagrin of cinephiles--that it planned to close Filmstruck, a streaming service that specialized in arthouse and classic films. Fans and celebrities--from Christopher Nolan to Guillermo del Toro--quickly got behind a petition to save the streaming service. And today their wish came true, more or less. The Criterion Collection and WarnerMedia just issued a press release, declaring that "the Criterion Channel wil...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Christopher Nolan, Hollywood, Film, College, Guillermo Del Toro, Akira Kurosawa, Turner, Facebook Twitter, Criterion Channel, Warner Bros Digital Networks, Favorite Art Films, WarnerMedia


‘Everybody Knows’ Trailer: Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz Reunite in Asghar Farhadi’s Kidnapping Thriller

Penelope Cruz reunites onscreen with spouse Javier Bardem for the first time since 2013’s The Counselor in a new movie this year. But while that movie didn’t give them much screen time together, Everybody Knows puts the duo through the wringer. Cruz and Bardem star in the taut kidnapping thriller from Oscar-winning Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi which premiered at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival in May. Ahead of the film’s U.S. release this coming February, Focus Features has released the first...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Spain, Iran, Thriller, Oscar, Argentina, Akira Kurosawa, Movie Trailers, Penélope Cruz, Cannes film festival, Cruz, Laura, Javier-Bardem, Focus Features, Asghar Farhadi


Viggo Mortensen Offers Advice for Young Aragorn in Amazon’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ Series

The first time we meet Viggo Mortensen‘s Aragorn in Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings, coolly smoking a pipe with his rugged face hidden by black hood, he’s having one of the best cinematic introductions ever. And through the rest of his run in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy, he only gets better, as Mortensen infuses the kingly character with such swagger and world-weary gravitas that it’s hard to imagine anyone else stepping into his muddy boots. But as daunting as it i...
Tags: Amazon, Television, Movies, Fantasy, Adaptation, Akira Kurosawa, Jackson, Viggo-Mortensen, Peter Jackson, Vikings, Tolkien, Mortensen, Aragorn, Stuart Townsend, Patrick McKay, Lord-of-the-Rings


The Top 100 Foreign-Language Films of All-Time, According to 209 Critics from 43 Countries

What qualifies as a “foreign-language film” is in the ear of the beholder, even if the global dominance of Hollywood effectively makes the category refer to any film in a language other than English. The sheer cultural and linguistic diversity in world cinema can seem to render the term too all-encompassing to be of much critical use. From the point of view of cinema’s purest, earliest aspirations—to be an international visual language that transcends linguistic barriers—emphasizing spok...
Tags: Google, South Korea, Japan, England, Hollywood, Film, College, France, Germany, Bbc, Tokyo, Akira Kurosawa, Federico Fellini, John Carpenter, East Asia, Kurosawa


Pop Culture Imports: 5 Classic Foreign Films to Watch Before Filmstruck Shuts Down

(Welcome to Pop Culture Imports, a column that compiles the best, wackiest, and weirdest foreign-language movies and TV shows streaming right now.) I’m doing something a little different this week in honor of a titan of streaming services. Earlier this week, we learned that the cinephile’s dream service and home of the beloved Criterion Collection, Filmstruck, is set to close down at the end of this month. Which means you have a ton of classic films on your watch queue to speed through over the...
Tags: Hong Kong, Japan, Movies, Sweden, France, Bbc, Features, Rome, Paris, Italy, Akira Kurosawa, Federico Fellini, Francois Truffaut, La Dolce Vita, Kurosawa, Samurai


36 Artists Give Advice to Young Creators: Wim Wenders, Jonathan Franzen, Lydia Davis, Patti Smith, David Byrne, Umberto Eco & More

"Whatever you do, nobody else can do that better than you. You have to find what you can do better than anyone else, what you have in yourself that nobody else has in them. Don't do anything that you know, deep in your heart, that somebody else can do better, but do what nobody else can do except for you." That sounds like fine advice, but when receiving advice we should always consider the source. In this case we could hardly do better: the source is Wim Wenders, director of Alice in th...
Tags: Google, Art, Facebook, Education, College, Life, Creativity, Davis, Denmark, Ed Ruscha, Akira Kurosawa, Jonathan Franzen, Brian Eno, Seoul, Alice, Don


BBC Polls Critics, Releases 100 Greatest Foreign Films List

Over the past few years, the BBC has conducted polls to discover the 100 greatest American films, 100 greatest comedies, and 100 greatest films of the 21st century. Now they’re at it again, but this time they’ve kicked Hollywood to the curb and instead focused on films that are made in a language other than English. Where will classics like 8 1/2, Rashomon, Breathless, and Le Jour et la Nuit fall on the list? Read on to find out. If you read that previous sentence closely and couldn’t quite ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Senegal, Bbc, Tokyo, Akira Kurosawa, Pedro Almodóvar, Ang Lee, Celine, Michael Haneke, Gambia, Federico Fellini, Joan, Hayao Miyazaki, Ali, Jules


TIFFCOM: Soon Seeks Spotlight for Saho Sasazawa

Saho Sasazawa (1930-2002) could well be the Japanese writer whose work has been most adapted to TV and film. He’s had over 380 production credits in Japan related to his writing and help define the samurai cum western genre that saw its fulfillment in “The Magnificent Seven,” a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s “The Seven Samurai.” […]
Tags: Asia, Japan, News, Global, Production, Akira Kurosawa, Tiffcom, Tokyo International Film Festival, Saho Sasazawa


Akira Kurosawa’s 100 Favorite Movies

In movies like Seven Samurai and High and Low, director Akira Kurosawa took the cinematic language of Hollywood and improved on it, creating a vigorous, muscular method of visual storytelling that became a stylistic playbook for the likes of Martin Scorsese, George Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola. In movies like Ikiru, The Bad Sleep Well and The Lower Depths, Kurosawa relentlessly struggled to find the rays of light among the shadows of the human soul. This philosophical urgency combined...
Tags: Google, Japan, Usa, Hollywood, Greece, Yahoo, Film, College, France, Germany, Los Angeles, Spain, Iran, Earth, Taiwan, Austria


Producer Stephen Woolley is Working on a Remake of Kurosawa’s Ikiru

Producer Stephen Woolley is working on a remake of Kurosawa’s Ikiru Carol producer Stephen Woolley is headed back to 1950s, and he’s taking an Akira Kurosawa classic with him. It was announced that Woolley is working on a remake of Kurosawa’s 1952 film Ikiru, but setting it in 50s-era London. The news was revealed in the forward to his new book, Scala Cinema: 1978 to 1993, as reported by Deadline.  “I still get inspiration from these beautiful Scala programs. Nearly 40 years on from that Sca...
Tags: London, Movies, Chile, Akira Kurosawa, Carol, Todd Haynes, Kurosawa, Scala, Scala Cinema, Stephen Woolley, Movie News, Woolley, Toshiro Mifune, Klaus Kinski, Rock Rock Rock, Stephen Wooley


VOTD: ‘Star Wars: A New Hope’ Anime Trailer Recreates a Classic

How many times have you seen Star Wars: A New Hope? I’m guessing the answer is “a lot.” If so, the film may no longer seem particularly fresh – you know ever shot, every frame, by heart. If so, here’s a way for to experience the film anew again. Below, Star Wars: A New Hope gets a fresh approach with an extremely well done anime trailer. Artist and animator Dmitry Grozov painstakingly recreated George Lucas’ original Star Wars film through an anime lens, and the results are impressive to say th...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Akira Kurosawa, Anime, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, John Williams, Lucas, Star-Wars, Video Of The Day, Star Wars: A New Hope, Dmitry Grozov, Grozov


To Make Great Films, You Must Read, Read, Read and Write, Write, Write, Say Akira Kurosawa and Werner Herzog

I wouldn’t presume to draw many comparisons between the work of Akira Kurosawa and Werner Herzog. There is, in both directors, a rough, masculinist daring that fully explores the tragic limitations and bloody consequences of rough, masculinist daring. This broad thematic commitment expresses itself in both artists’ films in wildly different ways. Maybe what most connects them, and connects them to their ardent fans, is a shared writerly sensibility. Film may be foremost a visual medium, ...
Tags: Google, Film, College, Akira Kurosawa, Shakespeare, Werner Herzog, Kurosawa, Facebook Twitter, Herzog, Dostoevsky, Josh Jones, Rashomon, Balzac, Durham NC Follow, Rogue Film School, Bernal Diaz del Castillo


At Eternity’s Gate Trailer Shows Dafoe’s van Gogh in Turmoil

BEGIN SLIDESHOW At Eternity’s Gate trailer shows Dafoe’s van Gogh in turmoil CBS Films has released the first trailer for At Eternity’s Gate, the upcoming biopic based on the life of legendary painter Vincent van Gogh. Check out the At Eternity’s Gate trailer below! Writer-director Julius Schnabel, whose 2007 biopic The Diving Bell and the Butterfly was nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Director, is bringing to life a journey inside the world and mind of a person who, despi...
Tags: Movies, Benedict Cumberbatch, Akira Kurosawa, Tim Roth, Van Gogh, Martin Scorsese, Vincent Van Gogh, Gogh, Kirk Douglas, Orient Express, Eternity, Paul Gauguin, CBS Films, Willem Dafoe, Movie News, Dafoe


How one deleted scene turns 'Star Wars' into a struggle against socialism

How one deleted scene turns 'Star Wars' into a struggle against socialism In the era of Disney, many long-time Star Wars fans have bemoaned the supposed infiltration of their favorite franchise by leftist ideology.   At first, I rolled my eyes at these objections, many of which remain patently absurd. But after Solo: A Star Wars Story gave us a shrill SJW droid hooking up with a pansexual Lando Calrissian, I had to admit that some critics might have a poi...
Tags: Germany, Religion, Akira Kurosawa, Nazi, Darth Vader, Hitler, Academy, George Lucas, Leia, Lucas, Stalin, Luke Skywalker, Soviet Union, Ben, Luke, SJW