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posted a Quick Tip about The Great Yokai War. February 04, 2013
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The Great Yokai War
This is another one of those big budget fantasy films which got a limited theatrical release in the US. Unfortunately the decision to release it here was not the exactly the best one, since one of the …
reviewed 13 Assassins. February 26, 2012
13 Assassins
It’s the old, old story…a small group of men we come to know are willing to die for a noble cause, and die they do, fighting against the odds, sacrificing themselves for honor and justice. …
posted a Quick Tip about The Happiness of the Katakuris. October 07, 2011
The Happiness of the Katakuris
Having seen this feature's first fifteen engaging minutes a decade ago, I was very late to view its entirety, especially in the wake of its preponderant acclaim. Miike's production values are …
reviewed 13 Assassins. August 22, 2011
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13 Assassins
**** out of ****     You can't have an epic battle sequence accounting for more than twenty minutes of a film's running-time if you don't have believable characters built up and a …
reviewed 13 Assassins. June 29, 2011
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13 Assassins
15 - 141mins - Action/Adventure/Drama - 6th May 2011   Being the film buff that I like to pretend I am, I am still yet to see Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai- a work that has supposedly spawned …
posted a Quick Tip about Ichi the Killer. June 18, 2011
Ichi the Killer
That Takashi Miike shot this with his usual eye for detail and furnished its cast with some first-rate character actors (Asano, Tsukamoto, Terajima) doesn't help that every aspect of its story is completely …
reviewed 13 Assassins. May 16, 2011
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13 Assassins
Sometimes it is hard to get access to the San Francisco International Film Festival, but I made a supreme effort to do so since this year, it is including one of my favorite film genres. Those who know …
reviewed Detective Story. May 12, 2010
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Detective Story
   Controversial Japanese director Takashi Miike has been known in the U.S. as a master of horror, a title he has earned. This man has been hailed as one of the best directors of this age, even …
reviewed City of Lost Souls (Hyoryu gai). March 31, 2010
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City of Lost Souls (Hyoryu gai)
   Quentin Tarantino quotes Takashi Miike as “the best director of this generation”. Like him or not, Miike can pull off almost anything from surreal black comedies, brutal violence, …
posted a Quick Tip about The Happiness of the Katakuris. October 23, 2009
The Happiness of the Katakuris
An amazingly bizarre, hilarious, and musical movie that everyone should see. Did I mention there's singing zombies in it? :) See my review!
reviewed The Happiness of the Katakuris. October 23, 2009
The Happiness of the Katakuris
I'm a huge film fanatic. When I bought my first house, the first room that I envisioned designing was my Theater Room. I've always wanted my own private Theater... so my wish finally became a reality. …
reviewed Ichi the Killer. October 20, 2006
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Ichi the Killer
I loved `Audition' by Miike and so I had to see `Ichi.'. While the style is definitely Miike's, I found that I didn't like it quite as much as `Audition.' It is hard to care much about many of the people …
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