Tag: kojiyakusho

Yakusho Koji Spills THE BLOOD OF WOLVES In New Yakuza Thriller

A little bit shouty? Yeah, the trailer for Shiraishi Kazuya's The Blood Of Wolves is certainly that but when you've got the brilliant Yakusho Koji anchoring a cast that includes a host of beloved and familiar faces - Miike regular...

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...

A Master Returns With First Teaser For Mitani Koki's KIYOSU KAIGI

Japanese writer-director Mitani Koki is - in my opinion - one of the world's truly great overlooked masters. He is one of the absolute best at what he does and has been for many, many years now and yet he...

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...