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Calendar, Night&Day Japanese Hunger Games

Japanese Hunger Games

In a broken world not unlike our own, the state corrals a group of teenagers into a tightly controlled terrain and compels them to murder one another with an assortment of weapons until there's a sole survivor. Such is the…
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Film, "Outrage": Aestheticized Violence Is Stylish, If Cold

"Outrage": Aestheticized Violence Is Stylish, If Cold

Takeshi Kitano's latest finds the actor-director returning to the familiar terrain of the yakuza film after recent farces (Achilles and the Tortoise, Glory to the Filmmaker!) dealing with artistic endeavor. Stark and brutal, Outrage is a litany of startlingly violent…
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Film, Banzai Beat

Banzai Beat

Say hello to a pop cinema masterpiece. This new Japanese import opens with a massive thud not unlike Godzilla's footfall, and its cinematic legacy stretches back almost as far. It's got crafty samurai action, hilarious bits of business, insightful observations…
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Film, Blood <i>Brother</i>

Blood Brother

Actor "Beat" Takeshi Kitano has built an international reputation over the past decade, primarily through a series of ultra-hard-boiled crime films in which he plays either a cop or a felon. With the exception of Gonin (1995; released in the…
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