Zigeunerweisen (Japan, 1980) [JAPAN CUTS 2017]

Seijun Suzuki has been known for his over-the-top stylistic approach to gangster and yakuza films, most famously with his cult classics Tokyo Drifter (1966) and Branded to Kill (1967). His style, developed over the years […]

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on Jul, 22 · in Reviews

Preview – JAPAN CUTS 2017: Festival of New Japanese Film, July 13-23

JAPAN CUTS, North America’s premiere showcase for new Japanese cinema, returns for its 11th installment July 13-23 to serve up a slice of the best and boldest films from Japan never before seen in NYC […]

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on Jun, 17 · in News
Princess Raccoon (Japan, 2005)

Princess Raccoon (Japan, 2005)

Popular thought dictates that the films of Seijun Suzuki are difficult, obtuse, and illogical works that exist in a very aestheticized universe.  Watch a few of his films, especially his late “60s work for Nikkatsu […]

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on Nov, 23 · in Reviews
Take Aim at the Police Van (Japan, 1960)

Take Aim at the Police Van (Japan, 1960)

Seijun Suzuki’s hard-boiled crime thriller Take Aim at the Police Van is so keen to deliver on the promise of its provocative title that the eponymous incident occurs in an opening sequence which Suzuki pulls […]

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on Nov, 10 · in Reviews

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