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  1. Meet the animator bringing his lurid vision of China to the worldRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 8 | South China Morning Post

    ... myself," Liu says. "There are several directors that influence me, like Clint Eastwood, the Coen brothers and Takeshi Kitano." In the case of the Coens, their debut feature film Blood Simple , and the Oscar-winning No Country for Old Men and Fargo , ...


  2. Koji Yakusho plays a detective in the film Cure (1997), directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa.Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2017 | South China Morning Post

    Released in Japan in 1997, Kiyoshi Kurosawa's psychological thriller Cure was part of a new wave of Japanese cinema that crested in what was, in retrospect, a miracle year. Hayao Miyazaki's animation Princess Mononoke smashed box office records, Takeshi Kitano's cop-on-a-mission drama Hana-bi won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, and Hideo Nakata's big-hit shocker Ring launched the J-horror boom.


  3. Young Boss TakeshiRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 18, 2017 | Lost In Translation

    I accidentally saw Young Boss Takeshi , because I was looking for another Raizo Ichikawa film, The Third Shadow, that was recommend and thought this was it. That being said it was an interesting yakuza film set after the victory of Japan-Russia War in 1905, boss of the Nanjo family is stabbed to death.


  4. Watch Yung Lean's New Short Film, 'Stranger'Read the original story

    Nov 8, 2017 | Hypebeast.com

    ... finally he returns to being a man. The Western-inspired short was said to be heavily inspired by the films of Takeshi Kitano as well as satirical comedies and features snippets of songs from his upcoming Stranger the album. The film arrives ...


  5. 'Outrage Coda': Takeshi Kitano's kill count climbs high for trilogy's finaleRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 18, 2017 | The Japan Times

    In his nearly three decades as a director, "Beat" Takeshi Kitano has won many critical plaudits and prizes abroad. But in Japan he is best known as a TV personality and comedian.


  6. Junji Sakamoto's 'Ernesto' tells the story of a Japanese man's role in Che's revolutionRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 4, 2017 | The Japan Times

    ... the course of his 28-year career. He's also known as being one of the few successful filmmakers - aside from Takeshi Kitano - who is not dependent on the country's rigid studio system. "Ernesto" is Sakamoto's first international collaboration, in ...


  7. Chris Hicks: A trio of early 'talkies' lead vintage titles on video this weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 30, 2017 | Deseret News

    ... a bank and then spirits his wife away. Soon both the police and yakuza are after him. Written and directed by Takeshi Kitano (aka "Beat Takeshi"), who also stars. (Well Go, 1979-2016; R for violence, language, sex, nudity; five films, deleted ...


  8. 15 best 'trash' movies of 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 25, 2017 | The Beaumont Enterprise

    I'm a huge fan of this sort of movie where everybody looks and acts like they haven't slept in month and wish they were dead and none of the characters are really likable in the normal sense.


  9. New on video: 'The Big Sick' is a funny, touching tale and one of the year's biggest indie hitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 23, 2017 | Los Angeles Times

    ... as one of Burns' finest achievements, in the class of "The Civil War" and "Baseball." When Japanese comedian Takeshi Kitano transitioned into filmmaking, he surprised his fans by favoring austere, arty crime dramas, in which he often starred as ...


  10. Alternative Movie Posters: Fan Art We LoveRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 22, 2017 | The New York Times

    ... posters (Tracie Ching's prints for "The Jungle Book" ) to Blu-ray covers (Marie Bergeron's illustrations for Takeshi Kitano films ). Last year, the illustrator Kyle Lambert created the official "Stranger Things " poster , his homage to classic ...


  11. Ryuichi Sakamoto to Get Samurai Award From Tokyo Film FestRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 22, 2017 | Hollywood Reporter

    ... on the Fullmetal Alchemist manga/anime franchise will open TIFF. Previous recipients of the Samurai Award are Takeshi Kitano, Tim Burton, Yoji Yamada, John Woo, Martin Scorsese and Kiyoshi Kurosawa.


  12. Billionaire Porn King Reinvents Himself as Japan's Startup GuruRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 23, 2017 | Bloomberg

    ... of Japan's richest people. Kameyama got an important vote of confidence a few years ago when filmmaker 'Beat' Takeshi Kitano agreed to appear in ads for his start-up incubator, and the endorsements have come quickly since. In December, there was the ...


  13. Beat Takeshi wants to challenge youRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 15, 2017 | General News

    Takeshi Kitano is a world-renowned auteur in every sense of the word, known for his massive contributions to media and the entertainment industry, famous for his deadpan approach and deep take on characters, whether behind or in front of the camera. In 2016, he has appeared in as a guest star, but not many people know that there's a 1986 game for Famicom completely dedicated to him: Takeshi no ChA senjA .


  14. Takeshi no ChousenjouRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 15, 2017 | GiantBomb.com

    ... Taito for the Family Computer exclusively in Japan on December 10, 1986. It was designed by Japanese comedian Takeshi Kitano (under his stage name Beat Takeshi) and is infamous for its masochistic design philosophies, as noted in the game's box ...


  15. 15 Best Trash Movies of 2017 So Far, From - King Arthur' to...Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 11, 2017 | SFGate

    Normally when we decide whether a movie is "good" we use arbitrary qualifications like "does it say anything meaningful" or "does it make sense". But I'm into that.


  16. Is this the end of the road for vintage cars in Japan?Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 5, 2017 | The Japan Times

    ... notable classic car owners in Japan include TV personality and comedian George Tokoro, director "Beat" Takeshi Kitano and performer Masaaki Sakai. Arguably the most famous proponent of Japan's car culture, Tokoro often discusses his passion for ...


  17. An insider's guide to MIFFRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 4, 2017 | Canberra Times

    ... Dou-lin) with an exiled Hong Kong taxi driver (revered Hong Kong comic Michael Hui). Reminiscent in parts of Takeshi Kitano at his peak - the excessive blood, the evaluative framing and composition - the picture is about lives lived in the moment: ...


  18. I Am Major and I Give My Consent! The Ghost in the Shell Live Action...Read the original story

    Jul 12, 2017 | General News

    ... but more in tone with Masamune Shirow's original manga. Whichever of those two you prefer, seeing "Beat" Takeshi Kitano as Chief Aramaki is just a joy! The film comes in a variety of editions, most notably amongst them the 4K UHD we still have the ...


  19. Here's What Yakuza 6's New Engine Brings to the Crime-Drama SeriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 3, 2017 | IGN

    ... to brandish as weapons. The cast of top-level real-life actors has grown, too, with Yakuza movie king "Beat" Takeshi Kitano appearing in photo-real form in a central role. If there's a weak spot it's that several of the series' staple mini-games now ...


  20. Sneak Preview Screening: "Love and Other Cults (Kemonomichi)"Read the original story

    Jun 26, 2017 | The Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan

    Director: Eiji Uchida Writer: Eiji Uchida Producer: Adam Torel Starring: Sairi Ito, Kenta Suga, Kaito Yoshimura, Anthony, Hanae Kan, Denden, Nanami Kawakami, Yoshimasa Kondo, Katsuya Maiguma, Leona Hirata, Ami Tomite, Atsushi Shinohara, Matthew Chozick Film courtesy of Third Window Films If there's one thing we know about writer-director Eiji Uchida and producer Adam Torel, it's that they have a thing for down-and-outers. Their 2016 "Lowlife Love," a scabrous satire about the reprobates populating Japan's indie film scene, was the breakout hit of the year, headlining several dozen overseas fests and playing in hometown cinemas for six months.