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Monday, February 13 2012

A Badass in the Charles Bronson Vein: 'Outrage: Way of the Yakuza'

Neither a suped-up action flick or traditional edge-of-your-seat thriller, Outrage weaves together a twisted web of themes of honor, respect, loyalty, betrayal, intrigue, corruption, and the costs of these and more.


Sunday, April 17 2005

Dolls (2002)

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


Sunday, November 28 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.'"


Wednesday, June 2 2004

The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi (2003)

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


Saturday, December 31 1994

Brother (2001)

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


Kikujiro (2000) [31.Dec.94]
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