Friday, January 8, 2010

Kurosawa Turns 100

Rarely will you catch me posting on film twice in a row, but since 2010 marks the 100th birthday of Akira Kurosawa I find it my duty to celebrate the seminal artistry that has inspired so many of today's finest cinematic auteurs. If you're in New York, Film Forum is running a nine-day retrospective in his honor. Moral dilemmas, historical vitality, visceral imagery and unforgettable characters never go out of style.