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Jeffrey Wright Cast in Spike Lee’s Upcoming ‘High and Low,’ Kurosawa’s Reboot

© Photo credit: Claire Folger © 2023 Orion Releasing LLC. All Rights Reserved. Jeffrey Wright, who received a spate of awards for his starring role in American Fiction, will be joining Denzel Washington and Ilfenesh Hadera in Spike Lee’s upcoming film High and Low. It’s unclear what role Wright will be playing in the movie, which…

Spike Lee Will Remake Akira Kurosawa’s “High and Low”

©Toho Co.  A Japanese auteur Akira Kurosawa’s masterpiece High and Low will be remade by Spike Lee and starring Denzel Washington.  Apple Original Films and A24 will tackle the American version of High and Low, based on one of the most acclaimed films of all time. The original Japanese film is loosely based on the novel…

Exclusive Interview with Chiaki Yanagimoto, a Founder of Film Distribution Company, SAKKA

When Chiaki Yanagimoto first discovered films as a kid, she was smitten with the movie making bug. As she explained, “I’m originally from Japan, and I grew up in a very small town where there weren’t many places for entertainment. My mother used to rent movies in VHS regularly from the only video rental store…

Living, A Valuable Work Of Humanist Cinema That Remains A Carbon Copy Of Its Inspirer

South African filmmaker Oliver Hermanus takes a spin on the 1952 Japanese film Ikiru directed by Akira Kurosawa. The original screenplay by Kazuo Ishiguro — inspired by Leo Tolstoy’s 1886 Russian novella The Death of Ivan Ilyich — finds a modern adaptation with  the British drama Living. The film is set in London in the…

Living : Exclusive Interview with Director Oliver Hermanus

Synopsis : LIVING is the story of an ordinary man, reduced by years of oppressive office routine to a shadow existence, who at the eleventh hour makes a supreme effort to turn his dull life into something wonderful. Rating: PG-13 (Smoking|Some Suggestive Material) Genre: Drama Original Language: English Director: Oliver Hermanus Producer: Stephen Woolley, Elizabeth Karlsen Writer: Kazuo…

Living : Exclusive Interview with a Nobel Prize Winning Author and a Screenwriter Kazuo Ishiguro 

Synopsis : LIVING is the story of an ordinary man, reduced by years of oppressive office routine to a shadow existence, who at the eleventh hour makes a supreme effort to turn his dull life into something wonderful. Rating: PG-13 (Smoking|Some Suggestive Material) Genre: Drama Original Language: English Director: Oliver Hermanus Producer: Stephen Woolley, Elizabeth Karlsen Writer: Kazuo…

Living : Exclusive Interview with Actress Aimee Lou Wood

Synopsis : LIVING is the story of an ordinary man, reduced by years of oppressive office routine to a shadow existence, who at the eleventh hour makes a supreme effort to turn his dull life into something wonderful. Rating: PG-13 (Smoking|Some Suggestive Material) Genre: Drama Original Language: English Director: Oliver Hermanus Producer: Stephen Woolley, Elizabeth Karlsen Writer: Kazuo…

Monthly Classics at Japan Society: Kihachi Okamoto’s Kill! Still Holds Its Power To Deconstruct Archetypes

Japan Society has recently announced its autumn line-up for Monthly Classics, that includes a 35mm screening of the film written and directed by Kihachi Okamoto: Kill!. This is a satirical chambara — a sub-category of the Japanese period drama known as jidaigeki — that is characterised by duels just like Western and swashbuckler films. The…

Sundance Film Festival Review – ‘Living’ Brings Akira Kurosawa’s ‘Ikiru’ to London

Society functions to a degree because most people don’t know when their lives will end. Having a sense of how much time someone has left in the world can affect their behavior entirely and inspire them to make decisions that are not at all in line with how they typically operate. It can also lead…

The First look of Bill Nighy’s ‘Living’ : It’s an English-Language Adaptation of Akira Kurosawa’s Classic, ‘Ikiru.’

Photo by Ross Ferguson “Love Actually”, “About Time” Billy Nighy appear to be the distinguish English gentleman in the first image released from upcoming film “Living,” in which the actor plays a 1950s civil servant struggling with a life-threatening diagnosis. The bowler hat and sharp pinstripe suit was prepared by an Oscar-winning costume designer Sandy…

Netflix’s Monster : An Investigation On The Nature Of The Truth — Film Review

Monster is an American legal drama film directed by Anthony Mandler, from a screenplay by Radha Blank, Cole Wiley and Janece Shaffer; based on the YA novel of the same name by Walter Dean Myers. It had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in 2018, and is now available on Netflix. Just like…