Akira Kurosawa

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John Wayne as  Ethan Edwards in The Searchers. Photograph: AP Photo/Warner Bros

For reasons that shouldn’t need to be reiterated, audiences are paying greater attention than ever to the entertainment options on streaming services.(...)

Joaquin Phoenix in a scene from Joker. Photograph: Niko Tavernise/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP

Let’s keep this in perspective. Joker won an enormous 11 Oscar nominations. That’s a lot, but there were three films right behind with 10. The Academ(...)

Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, John Boyega as Finn and Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron in STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER

Time to face the truth about your sister’s awful husband. You know you’ve been defending him only because your even more ghastly parents can’t stand t(...)

The well-known statue of the cinema usher which once stood outside the Screen Cinema. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

You can date a Dubliner by what comes into their head when you mention the building that sits on the eastern corner of Townsend Street and Hawkins Str(...)

Top of the list: Seven Samurai, directed by Akira Kurosawa. His Rashomon came in at No. 4

Over the last few years, BBC Culture has been asking the world’s critics – including this writer and my colleague Tara Brady – to vote for their 100 f(...)

Actor Denzel Washington and  director Antoine Fuqua. The Equalizer 2 marks their   fourth collaboration

In the hours before I meet up with Antoine Fuqua, he’s making headlines. In reports that were swiftly dismissed by his agent, Fuqua, the director of T(...)

Fatheads on the internet are already beginning to grumble about the imminent Oceans 8

Let’s remake every film with an all-female cast. No, hear me out. There are obviously some downsides to this plan. For starters, we have enough remake(...)

Clint Eastwood in 'A Fistful of Dollars'

In 1964, A Fistful of Dollars, a Spanish-shot, English-dubbed, German-co-produced, Mexican-set remake of the Akira Kurosawa’s 1961 Japanese samurai mo(...)

Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford in a scene from 'Star Wars'. Photograph: LucasFilm

Let me bring you back to early 1978 and the release of George Lucas’s Star Wars. No, I haven’t got that wrong. Hard though it may be to believe, that (...)

Andy Serkis as Caesar in War for the Planet of the Apes. Photograph: Twentieth Century Fox

Some 15 years have elapsed since the biotech advances of Rise of the Planet of the Apes accelerated primate evolution while simultaneously wiping out (...)

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