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    Ian McKellen, BFI Bring Back the Bard with 'Shakespeare on Film'

    The ambitious program — including new, 4K restorations of Zeffirelli's 'Romeo and Juliet' and Kurosawa's 'Ran' — coincides with the 400th anniversary of the playwright's death. We report from London.

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    7 Ambitious Shakespeare Adaptations

    These films place The Bard's characters in unfamiliar territory, from American high schools to Feudal Japan.

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    Jim Jarmusch's 10 Favorite Films

    The singular indie filmmaker shares his top 10 movies of all time.

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    Akira Kurosawa Said Watching a Satyajit Ray Film Is Like "Seeing the Sun or Moon"

    As Ray's luminous 'Apu Trilogy' continues a successful arthouse revival, read what Kurosawa had to say about the Bengali writer-director.

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    Watch: Akira Kurosawa's Love of Movement: A Video Essay

    Tony Zhou has looked at Kurosawa before, as when he examined the Japanese director's use of geometry in a crucial scene from 'The Bad Sleep Well.' In this piece, he takes a more wide-ranging look at the director's work to show how, in films from 'Throne of Blood' to 'The Hidden Fortress' to 'Ran,' m...

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    Martin Scorsese's 39 Foreign Films to See Before You Die

    Let's appraise Martin Scorsese's list of 39 must-see classics of the arthouse.

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