All articles by Kaori Shoji

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The man is violent: Takeshi Kitano’s reinvention on screen

As Takeshi Kitano’s yakuza trilogy arrives on Blu-ray, Kaori Shoji probes the appeal of Kitano’s brutish film persona, a startling left turn from the comedy that made him a Japanese TV superstar.

By Kaori Shoji

The man is violent: Takeshi Kitano’s reinvention on screen
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The best Japanese film of every year – from 1925 to now

By Alejandra Armendáriz-Hernández, Kambole Campbell and others

The best Japanese film of every year – from 1925 to now