Kurosawa’s Melancholy Masterpiece “Ikiru”

We’re proud to open our Kurosawa Sans Samurai series with what might be the greatest of all of the auteur’s non-samurai films: Ikiru, starring the incomparable (and criminally underrated) Takeshi Shimura. Review by Trylon volunteer David Berglund. Filled with heartbreak and insight, Akira Kurosawa’s gently personal Ikiru marks a high… Continue reading

Rob Nelson Defends!

Join us this Wednesday evening at 7pm for a very special Defenders with Star Tribune columnist, Variety contributor and National Society of Film Critics member Rob Nelson. For the first time in the Defenders 2 ½ year history the movie shown will not only be a super secret, but also… Continue reading

Sound Unseen Presents “Sick Birds Die Easy”

Tonight Sound Unseen presents Sick Birds Die Easy, with a special appearance from director Nik Fackler, composer Sam Martin, and the star, Ross Brockley, introducing the movie and answering your many questions afterwards! How do you describe this one? “Exploring the worlds of white privilege, magical realism and the apocalypse,… Continue reading