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Vancouver 2018 Review: Hosada Returns with the Mesmerizing MIRAI

Part Alice in Wonderland, part A Christmas Carol, Hosada's latest film is as charming and moving as his other works--and perhaps even more beautifully animated.

Review: THE WORLD OF KANAKO Goes Down A Cinematic Rabbit Hole

The first two minutes of Nakashima Tetsuya's violent and unrelenting The World of Kanako are a litmus test on whether one should proceed. A frenetic orgy of editing non sequiturs, both assaulting and attention grabbing, occurs right before slamming into...

Do You Have Dreams? Exclusive Clip From THE WORLD OF KANAKO

Drafthouse Films is releasing The World Of Kanako, the latest film from one of our favorite Japanese directors, ever, Nakashima Tetsuya (Confessions and Kamikaze Girls), this Friday, December 4th. An uncompromising revenge thriller of operatic scope, The World of Kanako is...

THE WORLD OF KANAKO: Watch The Full Trailer For Nakashima's Latest

With the US release of Nakashima Tetsuya's The World Of Kanako coming up on December 4th from Drafthouse Films a full theatrical trailer and poster are freshly arrived on the scene.An uncompromising revenge thriller of operatic scope, The World of...

THE WORLD OF KANAKO Gets A New Trailer From Drafthouse

Japanese director Nakashima Tetsuya surprised friend and foe last year with his ultra-bleak thriller The World of Kanako. In previous films like Kamikaze Girls, Memories of Matsuko and Confessions, he had proven to have both a wicked sense of visual...

Yakusho Koji Anchors All Star Cast Of Japanese War Film THE EMPEROR IN AUGUST, Watch The Trailer Now!

Yakusho Koji - a great favorite in these parts thanks to his frequent collaborations with Kurosawa Kiyoshi - anchors an all star cast in director Harada Masato's upcoming Japanese war picture The Emperor In August. But while most war pictures...

THE WORLD OF KANAKO To Be Released By Drafthouse Films

Prepare for "120 minutes of uncomfortable, aggressive, and rigourously crafted filmmaking" to be unleashed upon us all. Nakashima Tetsuya's The World of Kanako has been acquired for distribution by Drafthouse Films. Nakashima, who previously directed the wildly-acclaimed Kamikaze Girls and...

Toronto 2014 Review: THE WORLD OF KANAKO, Gloriously Irresponsible Filmmaking

The first two minutes of Nakashima Tetsuya's violent and unrelenting The World of Kanako are a litmus test on whether one should proceed. A frenetic orgy of editing non-sequitors, both assaulting and attention grabbing, occurs right before slamming into a stylized...

Blu-ray Review: THE WOODSMAN AND THE RAIN (Third Window)

I now have the rare pleasure of having seen two coming-of-age comedy/drama films about young, insecure directors making zombie films from East Asia in the last 12 months. The first was Korea's Let Me Out, the story of a film...

Third Window Films Gives ScreenAnarchy A Peek Into A Great 2013. Tsukamoto, Miike, Kurosawa, Nakamura, & More!

Our good friends at one of the world's finest DVD distribution labels, Third Window Films, have given us an early look at their 2013 schedule, and it looks awesome!Several of these titles are films we've already previewed for TWF in...

Japan Cuts 2012 Review: THE WOODSMAN AND THE RAIN

The major highlight of this year's Japan Cuts festival for Japanese film fans, as well as fans of great acting in general, is the New York appearance of Koji Yakusho, one of Japan's most acclaimed and accomplished actors, who continues...

VIFF 2011: HARAKIRI: DEATH OF A SAMURAI Review

Takashi Miike might get away with remaking a little seen samurai flick like The Thirteen Assassins (1963), but Masaki Kobayashi's Harakiri is another story. The 1962 original, a masterpiece in pacing and storytelling, is a well distributed, widely seen and...

Hey UK! Win a 13 ASSASSINS Sword and Blu-ray!

Enjoy Miike's samurai epic and want to relive the mayhem in high-def glory? Fancy the chance to win a pretty damn cool piece of merchandise? Read on... 13 Assassins sees director Takashi Miike, the man behind such uncompromising and unforgettable...

Full Trailer For Miike's HARA-KIRI: DEATH OF A SAMURAI

The first 3D film ever screened in official selection in Cannes, Takashi Miike's Hara-Kiri: Death Of A Samurai (Ichimei) proved to be divisive among audiences. A remake of Masaki Kobayashi's 1962 picture, the film moved much more slowly than audiences...

13 ASSASSINS DVD WINNERS!

Contest winners. I got ALOT of entries. Sorting through them and making a decision took me an extra couple of days. You folks got wonderfully creative. And most of you stayed within the prescribed boundaries. A few included hunters (Predator)...

13 ASSASSINS Blu-ray Review

Magnet Releasing:Cult director Takashi Miike ("Ichi the Killer", "Audition") delivers a bravado period action film set at the end of Japan's feudal era in which a group of unemployed samurai are enlisted to bring down a sadistic lord and prevent...

A Killer Giveaway: 13 ASSASSINS ON DVD

Want to win one of two copies of 13 Assassins? Simply use the next week to create a list of the 13 greatest film assassins. They don't all have to be from different films but they do have to be...

Takashi Miike's 13 ASSASSINS Blazes Onto Blu-ray/DVD July 5th From Magnet Releasing

July is going to be yet another expensive month for movie fans, and this next release isn't helping.  Takashi Miike's recent hit 13 Assassins is due to hit shelves on July 5th from Magnet Releasing.  This has been Miike's biggest...

A Clip From Miike's HARA-KIRI (ICHIMEI)

The reaction to Takashi Miike's Hara-Kiri: Death Of A Samurai (Ichimei) was decidedly split, with the film skewing far more towards melodrama than many were expecting from a 3D samurai picture coming on the heels of 13 Assassins. The idea...

Win A Signed 13 ASSASSINS Poster

You know what would be better than having a poster for Takashi Miike's 13 Assassins hanging on your wall? Having one signed by Miike himself. Yep, we've got two signed copies of the official US poster to give away and...