Thursday, October 21 2010
As with Gohatto, Oshima's English-language debut features an exotic interloper who causes a sexual disturbance among an insular clique.
Wednesday, January 23 2008
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.
Monday, April 18 2005
Dolls lingers on heartbreak but doesn't say much about it.
Monday, November 29 2004
'In Japan,' says Takeshi Kitano, 'cops and yakuzas are the only two occupations that deal with death or violence daily.'"
Thursday, June 3 2004
Rather than simply paying homage to the original series, this latest installment showcases its own artifice and theatricality.
Sunday, January 1 1995
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.
With 'Brother', his first English language film, Takeshi Kitano again examines the violent intimacy of the yakuza 'brotherhood.'"