October 17, 2013
Shield of Straw

Shield of Straw (Takashi Miike, 2013) | Lesson of the Evil (Takashi Miike, 2012)

Shield of Straw My first film at Fantasia in 2013 was Takashi Miike’s Shield of Straw, one of the director’s contribution to the festival. Miike is a known workhorse, directing sometimes three films per year, in a myriad of genres and styles. Yet, there seems to be a connecting thread through his films, which feels harder to ascertain for me […]
November 24, 2010
Crows Zero 2

Crows Zero 2 (Takashi Miike, 2009)

In Crows Zero 2, the Miike cool is in full display in the characters,modern day warriors haunting the streets of Tokyo in search of a good fight.
March 29, 2010
Sukiyaki Western Django

Sukiyaki Western Django (Takashi Miike, 2007)

Sukiyaki Western Django virtuously evokes in its narrative Sergio Leone westerns, samurai films and Japanese classic films like Yojimbo.