Tagged with Takeshi Kitano

Takeshi Kitano film review: Kids Return


Growing up is hard. You may feel like you don’t have any talents to speak of and come off the rails, or find your calling and drift away from your friends as you pursue it. Or, most likely, you’ll experience a heady mix of all four. Takeshi Kitano’s Kids Return (1996) is a story about … Continue reading

Takeshi Kitano film review: A Scene at the Sea

Takeshi Kitano film review: A Scene at the Sea


A Scene at the Sea (1991) is quite different from the other Takeshi Kitano Blu-Ray DVD releases that Third Windows have released this year. Most notably, the two main characters do not say a word. Shigeru lives a fairly unexciting life in a coastal town working as a rubbish collector. When he comes across a discarded surfboard, he decides … Continue reading

Dolls: Takeshi Kitano film review

Dolls: Takeshi Kitano film review


Dolls (2002) is the third of several films – by the acclaimed Japanese director Takeshi Kitano – being released by Third Window Films this year. I reviewed the other Kitano films released by Third Window Films so far – Hana-bi and Kikujiro earlier this year – so feel I have some idea (albeit not expert) … Continue reading

Five reasons you should watch Hana-bi


Asian film fans will probably already be aware that Third Window Films recently announced they are releasing three films by the acclaimed Japanese director, Takeshi Kitano, on Blu-ray DVD this year. The first of these is Hana-bi (Fireworks, 1997). This is the story of former police officer Nishi who concocts a bank robbery after a disastrous stakeout leaves … Continue reading