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FILM REVIEW: "13 Assassins" (2010, Japan)

By Chris Owen

In a divergence from director Takashi Miike’s usual subject matter and style, 13 Assassins represents Miike’s connection to a more conventional approach to filmmaking and a more traditionally Japanese subject matter of the ‘Chanbara eiga’ or the Samurai film. 305 more words

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On 13 Assassins

Ah, the first Japanese film of this series. 13 Assassins by Takashi Miike is, hands down, one of my favorite Samurai films of all time.1 The film has some big boots to fill because, after all, it’s standing on the shoulders of such films as Seven Samurai.2… 1,391 more words

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