FIVE FAVORITE KUROSAWA FILMS

In honor of the movie god's birthday these are five of my favorite films of his
  1. Shichinin no Samurai (Seven Samurai, 1954)
    Perennial candidate for the greatest film of all time, nbd
  2. Akahige (Red Beard, 1965)
    In a career built on statements on humanity, this is probably Kurosawa's grandest but yet most intimate reflection
  3. Tengoku to jigoku (High and Low, 1963)
    A nail-biter of a thriller that is also a testament to the power of cinema. The film's story partially helped Japan reexamine its lax kidnapping laws
  4. Kumonosu-jo (Throne of Blood, 1957)
    The finest of all Shakespeare adaptations. Applies Macbeth to perfectly represent a real chaotic period of Japanese history. Soaked atmosphere and mood.
  5. Rashomon (1953)
    Ingenious and inventive storytelling. It's influence spans across many filmmakers.