Tag Archives: japan

Battle Royale (2000)

DIRECTED BY: Kinji Fukasaku STARRING: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Aki Maeda, Tarô Yamamoto, Takeshi Kitano, Chiaki Kuriyama RATED: NR OPINION STARS: 2 out of 5 THIS FILM IS: Gory, Goofy, Bizarre DESCRIPTION: With the nation on the verge of collapse, the Japanese … Continue reading

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The Great Raid (2005)

DIRECTED BY: John Dahl STARRING: Benjamin Bratt, James Franco, Connie Nielsen, Joseph Fiennes, Marton Csokas, Motoki Kobayashi RATED: R OPINION STARS: 4.5 out of 5 THIS FILM IS: Gritty, Emotional, Inspiring DESCRIPTION: As World War II rages, a lone battalion … Continue reading

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Shinobi: Heart Under Blade (2005)

DIRECTED BY: Ten Shimoyama STARRING: Yukie Nakama, Jô Odagiri, Tomoka Kurotani, Erika Sawajiri, Kippei Shiina RATED: R OPINION STARS: 3.5 out of 5 THIS FILM IS: Imaginative, Fast-Paced, Tragic DESCRIPTION: Gennosuke (Odagiri), from the Koga ninja clan, falls in love … Continue reading

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The Last Samurai (2003)

DIRECTED BY: Edward Zwick STARRING: Tom Cruise, Ken Watanabe, Billy Connolly, Tony Goldwyn, Timothy Spall RATED: R OPINION STARS: 3.5 out of 5 THIS FILM IS: Violent, Epic, Intense DESCRIPTION: In the 1870s, veteran U.S. soldier Nathan Algren accepts a commission … Continue reading

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