My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Scandal (Shûbun) (1950)

AKIRA KUROSAWA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  Japan, 1950.  Shochiku.  Screenplay by Ryuzo Kikushima, Akira Kurosawa.  Cinematography by Toshio Ubukata.  Produced by Takashi Koide.  Music by Fumio Hayasaka.  Production … Continue reading

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October 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

Ikiru (1952)

AKIRA KUROSAWA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Japan, 1952.  Toho Company.  Screenplay by Akira Kurosawa,  Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni.  Cinematography by Asakazu Nakai.  Produced by Sojiro Motoki.  Music by Fumio Hayasaka.  Production Design by Takashi Matsuyama.  Film … Continue reading

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October 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

Red Beard (Akahige)

BBBBB (out of 5) A towering achievement and one of Kurosawa’s very best films. A young upstart of a doctor graduates from a posh Nagasaki medical school and, rather than … Continue reading

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July 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Lower Depths (Donzoko) (1957)

AKIRA KUROSAWA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Japan, 1957.  Toho Company.  Screenplay by Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Oguni, based on the play by Maxim Gorky.  Cinematography by Kazuo Yamasaki.  Produced by Akira Kurosawa. Music … Continue reading

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I Live In Fear: Record Of A Living Being (Ikimono No Kiroku) (1955)

AKIRA KUROSAWA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Japan, 1955.  Toho Company.  Story by Akira Kurosawa, Fumio Hayasaka, Screenplay by Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni.  Cinematography by Asakazu Nakai.  Produced by Sojiro Motoki.  Music by Masaru … Continue reading

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Seven Samurai (The Magnificent Seven) (Shichinin No Samurai)

BBBBB (out of 5) Epic masterpiece by Akira Kurosawa, about a tiny Japanese village who hire seven samurai warriors to protect their village from bandits who are threatening their peace. … Continue reading

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July 31, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Idiot (Hakuchi) (1951)

AKIRA KUROSAWA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Japan, 1951.  Shôchiku Eiga.  Screenplay by Akira Kurosawa, Eijiro Hisaita, based on the novel by Fyodor Dostoevsky.  Cinematography by Toshio Ubukata.  Produced by Takashi Koide.  Music by … Continue reading

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