Akira Kurosawa

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    January 16, 2014
  • Film

    January 3, 2013

    Defending Tarantino

    What critics who attack the director's borrowings miss.

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    June 16, 2011
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    December 14, 2010

    10 Music Stories We Wish We'd Ignored This Year

    ​We in the alternative media - not necessarily the Houston Press and/or Rocks Off, not all the time - enjoy calling out our mainstream brethren. Whether it's ten books that didn't make The New York Times' "Best of 2010" list, or "10 Stories Our Print Version Accidentally Overlooked," us "under ... More >>

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    December 2, 2010
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    November 18, 2010
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    September 23, 2010

    Akira Kurosawa at 100: No Regrets for Our Youth

    The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston continues its homage to one of Japan's most influential filmmakers

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    December 10, 2009


    The landmark Japanese film ushered in a new era - and created a genre

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2009

    Theme Songs for the Most Annoying Characters In the Star Wars Universe, Including Whiny Emo Bitch Anakin Skywalker you thought your office was annoying.‚Äč Jar Jar Binks, Pratfalling Mongoloid Looking like some kind of unholy cross-breed between a frog and a duck, Jar Jar was the earliest indication that The Phantom Menace was not going to be up to snuff. The Gungan's antics wer ... More >>

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    April 24, 2008

    Dersu Uzala

    Japanese director Akira Kurosawa captures life in the Russian wilderness

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    March 3, 2005

    Made in Japan

    The MFAH pays homage to an American's love of Eastern film

  • Film

    December 4, 2003

    White Dork Down

    Silly Caucasian boy Tom Cruise likes to play with Samurai swords

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    March 13, 2003

    Dreaming of Bigger Things

    One woman's quest for breasts

  • Film

    June 14, 2001

    Peak Performance

    Himalaya scales dangerous mountain passes while uplifting the spirit

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    November 30, 2000

    Chaos Theory

    With his epic Ran, Kurosawa stared human desperation in the face until he could see a hopeful light

  • Music

    October 19, 2000

    Against the Tide

    Pianist and former Houstonian Jason Moran refuses to flow with mainstream jazz

  • Culture

    May 4, 2000

    The Final Cut

    DVDs pull back the curtain on the movies, but do you really want to see the Wizard?

  • Film

    November 4, 1999

    Far East Epic

    Princess Mononoke struggles with evil and English adaptation

  • Film

    September 16, 1999

    Minus a Plus

    First-rate acting elevates this film beyond its familiar plot

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    January 7, 1999

    Night & Day

    January 7 - 13, 1999

  • Film

    December 3, 1998

    Awe That's Eel

    A troubled woman and an ex-convict create a compelling Asian film

  • Film

    June 26, 1997

    Twin Towers

    Travolta and Cage make Face/Off more than skin-deep

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    January 23, 1997

    As He Likes It

    Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet may be complete, but something's still a little rotten

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    March 7, 1996