Seven Samurai, a film by Akira Kurosawa, Criterion Collection (1957)

Seven Samurai (Shichinin no Samurai), co-written, edited, and directed by Akira Kurosawa, is considered one of the greatest films ever made, has had a tremendous influence on world cinema, and is arguably the most well-known and popular Japanese film to have made it into the Western world. Taking place in 1587, the film’s story is pretty simple, belying its deep complexity and masterly execution. A village of farmers, extremely … Continue reading Seven Samurai, a film by Akira Kurosawa, Criterion Collection (1957)