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An illustration of a computer on a bed covered with a blue blanket. The computer’s screen displays a pair of binoculars with text that reads “High and Low.”

Off the Radar: Searching ‘High and Low’ for common humanity

Off the Radar is a weekly column surveying overlooked films available to students for free via NYU’s streaming partnerships. “High and Low” is available to stream on Kanopy and NYU Stream.
Mick Gaw, Staff Writer March 31, 2023

In Akira Kurosawa’s “High and Low” (1963), samurai heraldry and clashing swords are replaced by the aesthetics of midcentury modernity. While best known for his epic period...

An elderly man looks down at his watch in front of a beige building. He is wearing a black derby with an indigo striped suit, a pink shirt and a purple patterned tie. He is also holding a light brown wooden cane in his right hand.

Review: ‘Living’ is a remarkably pointless rendition of an all-time classic

“Living,” the British remake of Akira Kurosawa’s “Ikiru,” excels in being just that, but unfortunately offers nothing new. 
Yezen Saadah, Deputy News Editor December 15, 2022

South African filmmaker Oliver Hermanus’ latest film, “Living,” is a British adaptation of the 1952 masterpiece by Akira Kurosawa, “Ikiru.” It is a story about Mr. Williams...

Illustration of a cup of hot tea and a laptop on a bed. The laptop is open displaying a man with a mustache wearing a hat and dark clothes, sitting on a swing outside in the rain at night.

Off the Radar: ‘Ikiru’ is a profound and timeless masterpiece

Akira Kurosawa’s “Ikiru,” the 1952 Japanese film about a dying old man searching for the meaning of life, is currently available on Kanopy and NYU Stream.
Yezen Saadah, Staff Writer November 18, 2022

Akira Kurosawa is one of history’s most prolific cinematic artists. The great Japanese filmmaker won international acclaim with epic action films, such as “Seven Samurai,”...

This documentary, directed by Steven Okazaki, follows the life and work of actor Toshiro Mifune.

Mifune Doc Details Legendary Career

Ali Hassan, Contributing Writer November 21, 2016
One of the greatest acting legends to have come out of Japan finally gets his time to shine in "Mifune: The Last Samurai."
Antoine Fuqua’s latest film “The Magnificent Seven,” a remake of the 1960s film of the same name, brings back a high-profile version of the Western genre to modern cinema.

‘Magnificent Seven’ Provides Entertainment at the Cost of Morality

Ethan Sapienza, Film Editor September 21, 2016
In the latest addition to the well-worn Western film genre, Antoine Fuqua's "Magnificent Seven" is a visually exciting but realistically disappointing remake of its 1960 predecessor.
Akira Kurosawas film Ran is being brought back to life in a 4K restoration.

Restoration Revives Resplendent ‘Ran’

Carter Glace, Staff Writer February 26, 2016
The new restoration of Akira Kurosawa's "Ran" at Film Forum reasserts the 1985 film's beauty.