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Japanese Cinema (1): The Second New Wave - Takashi Miike

“I don`t think about the audience, I don`t think about what makes them happy, because there`s no way for me to know. To try to think of what makes for entertainment is a very Japanese thing. 676 more words


Review: 13 Assassins

Director: Takashi Miike
Year: 2010
Score: 7/10

Solid if slightly overrated samurai movie with good action scenes and excellent production values. The story offers very few surprises and the inevitable deaths of many of the titular assassins don’t pack much of an emotional punch. 93 more words


13 Assassins

Electric, epic in scope and execution, and exceedingly violent, 13 Assassins is a slam-bang remake of Eiichi Kudo’s 1963 Japanese period classic, a wild pageant of dizzying panache, and a masterful exercise in cinematic butchery, building slowly, accumulating characters and themes, pounding with blood-drenched action, then exploding into a prolonged battle sequence inside a deserted town.


Lesson of Evil [悪の教典] Trailer

Here’s the trailer for our up and coming review ~ the first to come in our Third Window Challenge!

Make your spine chill with excitement yet? 14 more words


The Third Window Challenge!

Hello all!

In the coming weeks, we’re going to be doing a series of reviews all distributed under the lovely Third Window Films. They have a wide selection of Japanese films and they are an excellent distributor, making Asian films more reachable in the UK. 85 more words


Great Yokai War

The yokai — a seemingly endlessly bizarre parade of creatures based on Japanese folklore and pure imagination of the authors — found pop culture popularity in manga format as Ge Ge Ge No Kitaro, which was published in Shonen Magazine from 1966 until 1970, though it found a home in many other manga magazines with the word “shonen” in the title.  37 more words

Film & TV

Review: Shield of Straw (2013)

Review by: Mountain Monkey
SCUM Rating: ★ 

Since Ichi the Killer melted our brains back in 2001, your hardworking friends at SCUM have sworn to catch all of director Takashi Miike’s flicks, no matter how turgid. 384 more words