April 11, 2019

Ghost in the Shell

I’m no big fan of anime, though you can’t go wrong with anything by Miyazaki (who has been tossing out masterpieces for decades) or Mamoru Hosoda […]
April 11, 2019

Twilight Samurai

This summer, everyone thinks Peter Parker’s got problems. Hmmmmph. Try being Iguchi Seibei, the “Twilight Samurai.” He’s a samurai at a time when samurai are becoming […]
April 11, 2019

Zebraman 2

(Japanese, 2010) Directed by Takashi Miike. Here we get madness, battle, chaos, despair, redemption, and a final fight vs. a giant, unstoppable green alien. Hopelessly outgunned, Zebraman turns to one final weapon in his efforts to save the Earth: a straw.
April 11, 2019

Gozu

  Allow me to start by quoting a film reviewer named Stephen Hunter: “Takashi Miike is Japan’s answer to both David Lynch and John Waters. And […]