Articles tagged takeshi kitano

Exoticism and Eroticism in ‘Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence’

As with Gohatto, Oshima's English-language debut features an exotic interloper who causes a sexual disturbance among an insular clique.

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Gone and Not Forgotten: The PopMatters DVD Wish List

A lot of good movies are still missing from DVD. Here is a list of 25 that PopMatters feels have been unceremoniously left to simply fade away.

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18 Apr 2005 // 12:00 AM

Dolls (2002)

Dolls lingers on heartbreak but doesn't say much about it.

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The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi (2003)

'In Japan,' says Takeshi Kitano, 'cops and yakuzas are the only two occupations that deal with death or violence daily.'"

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3 Jun 2004 // 12:00 AM

The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi (2003)

Rather than simply paying homage to the original series, this latest installment showcases its own artifice and theatricality.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Kikujiro (2000)

Despite this familiar story, and the ubiquitous display of angels' pictures, angels' wings, and angels' bells, the film does not unfold as a predictable sentimental tale.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Brother (2001)

With 'Brother', his first English language film, Takeshi Kitano again examines the violent intimacy of the yakuza 'brotherhood.'"

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Pop Unmuted Podcast: Resilience, Melancholy, and Rihanna's "American Oxygen" with Dr. Robin James

// Sound Affects

"Pop Unmuted talks to Dr. Robin James about her book Resilience and Melancholy: Pop Music, Feminism, Neoliberalism and Rihanna's latest hit "American Oxygen".

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