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Thursday, October 21 2010

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.


Wednesday, January 23 2008

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.


Monday, April 18 2005

Dolls (2002)

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


Monday, November 29 2004

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.'"


Thursday, June 3 2004

The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi (2003)

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


Sunday, January 1 1995

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.


Brother (2001)

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


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