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Timothy Amatulli & Chris Côté
Sanshiro's Boys
Akira Kurosawa Retrospective
An Akira Kurosawa fanatic teams up with an Akira Kurosawa newbie for a casual, chronological look at all of the Japanese master’s films. Available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, YouTube, and more. New episodes every Friday!
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Ratings & Reviews
4.8 stars from 10 ratings
At Just The Right Time
I had begun my pursuit of Kurosawa movies with “Ran” in June of 2020, and have gone through nearly all of his movies in the year it’s been since then. It’s been a splendid endeavor, but as any niche pastime goes, I’ve had trouble finding people to share my excitement for these movies with....Read full review »
calvinnigh via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/01/21
Recent Episodes
After discussing every Akira Kurosawa film in detail on the show, we conclude our retrospective with the herculean task of trying to rank all of his films. Listeners, you’re in luck, because you’re getting two lists for the price of one! We each have our share of basic and hot takes, and hope...
Published 03/26/21
Akira Kurosawa’s final film Madadayo (Not Yet) recounts the stories of famed Japanese writer Hyakken Uchida and functions as a meta-commentary of the director’s historic career. Sanshiro’s Boys celebrate the 1993 film’s immaculate vibes, Kurosawa’s unproduced next film The Ocean Was Watching, and...
Published 03/19/21
This is the one Richard Gere is in! Yes, that Richard Gere. In 1991, Akira Kurosawa returned one last time to a subject matter that has cropped up several times throughout his filmography: nuclear anxiety. Rhapsody In August, a small, intimate family drama, re-examines the scars of a nation still...
Published 03/12/21
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