Takashi Miike on First Love

Takashi Miike’s latest feature First Love concerns amateur boxer Leo (Masataka Kubota) and call girl Monica (Sakurako Konishi) who accidentally get mixed up in a drugs scheme involving the yakuza, the Chinese mafia, and a […]

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on Sep, 24 · in Features

First Love (Japan, 2019) [TIFF 2019]

Not just a regular selection at the Toronto International Film Festival, but also a fixture of the festival’s frequently ballistic Midnight Madness program, Takashi Miike has expectedly hit another home run in his latest cinematic […]

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on Sep, 12 · in Reviews

Lesson of Evil (Japan, 2012)

A serial killer is posing as a teacher at a school, and is obsessed with observing his colleagues and students in their classes and extra-curricular activities. He is also obsessed with the song ‘Mack The […]

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on Sep, 06 · in Reviews

Over Your Dead Body (Japan, 2014)

As a new stage production of Tsuruya Nanboku’s classic kabuki play Yotsuya Kaidan (Ghost Story of Yotsuya) is working through its rehearsal process, its two stars partaking in an off stage romance. But soon the […]

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on Oct, 01 · in Reviews

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