Akira Kurosawa

Tales of Starlight and Rey: Asian storytelling in Star Wars

By Callum Costello

How iconic Asian filmmakers like Akira Kurosawa continue to inspire the Star Wars saga.

Isle of Dogs

By Hannah Woodhead

A humongous creative undertaking and a simple love of dogs combine for the most staggering achievement of Wes Anderson’s career.

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Wes Anderson says Isle of Dogs is inspired by Akira Kurosawa

By Jack Godwin

The director recently revealed details about his new film in an hour-long video masterclass.

An unrealised Akira Kurosawa project is finally being made

By Jack Godwin

The Masque of the Black Death is being developed from a finished script by the late Japanese master.

Why Akira Kurosawa’s Ran remains one of cinema’s great epics

By Oscar Rickett

The Japanese director’s bleak and beautiful 1985 film returns to cinemas.

War and madness in Akira Kurosawa’s Ran

By Adam Cook

Revisit a haunting scene from the Japanese director’s 1985 epic before it returns to cinemas this month.

In praise of Akira Kurosawa’s forgotten masterpiece

By Amandas Ong

The Japanese master’s 1951 film Hakuchi is a celebration of humanity and its failings.

Watch the trailer for a new restoration of Akira Kurosawa’s Ran

By David Jenkins

A restored 4k print of this classic Japanese war movie is coming to cinemas this April.

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