Top 10 Takashi Miike Films

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THE ONE-MAN MADNESS JUGGERNAUT: TEN OF TAKASHI MIIKE’S BEST Takashi Miike is one bad-ass little man, and he is one of the most prolific filmmakers in all of cinematic history. A typical year will have him releasing roughly 5 movies, which is absolutely astonishing when you consider that he’s working across all genres, all formats and in multiple languages. His cinematic eye is something that’s inspirational and influential, and he is seemingly always right on … Continue reading

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Film Review: Ichi the Killer (2001)

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SYNOPSIS: Filmmaker Takashi Miike takes inspiration from Hideo Yamamoto’s manga, Koroshiya 1, to tell this bloody and bleak tale about the Japanese yakuza. Blond-coiffed Kakihara’s “mentor in crime” disappears, and Kakihara vows to find out who’s responsible. He’s also on the lookout for Ichi, a sadistic killer who may be able to inflict the level of pain Kakihara so badly craves. REVIEW: Welcome to the underworld Japan. Crime rate has hit an all new low. The … Continue reading

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