Articles tagged japanese film

The Modernization of Japan, a Corrupt Military, and Lady Snowblood

More than just bloody revenge movies, a number of thematic strands and political critiques run beneath the pulp surface of these two Lady Snowblood films.

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Critereon’s ‘Kwaidan’ Set Provides Four Masterful Tales of the Uncanny

Masaki Kobayashi’s masterpiece, Kwaidan, exists on the boundary between the living and the spirit worlds.

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Yakuza Formula Plus Cool Style Equals ‘Massacre Gun’

The chipmunk-cheeked Joe Shishido leads up this 1967 "borderless action" film from Japan.

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A ‘Sword of Doom’ in a Power Vacuum

As Kihachi Okamoto's film depicts, the end of a lengthy period of power leaves room for nihilistic violence to consume the power vacuum that's left in place.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Ran (1985/2000)

Kurosawa achieves an almost perfect fusion of storyteller and painter.

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Getting Social with 'Dark Souls III'

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"If I invade and murder you, it’s for your own good. I swear.

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