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Kazuya Shiraishi

by Christopher Bourne Film

Dare to Stop Us | Kazuya Shiraishi

Kazuya Shiraishi’s Dare to Stop Us is something of a biopic on late Japanese filmmaker Koji Wakamatsu, who, with films such as The Embryo Hunts in Secret and Go, Go, Second Time Virgin in the late 1960s, and Ecstasy of the Angels, in 1972, combined…

by InRO Staff Festival Coverage Film

New York Asian Film Festival 2019

The 18th annual New York Asian Film Festival ended on Sunday, and we’ve prepared one dispatch from the festival this year, with some notable titles: the fest’s opening selection, Candyman director Bernard Rose’s Samurai Marathon; the latest from Tibetan filmmaker Pema Tseden, Jinpa; a comeback of sorts…

by Paul Attard Film

The Blood of Wolves | Kazuya Shiraishi

Using the classic yakuza crime-thriller Battles Without Honor and Humanity as a key text of inspiration, The Blood of Wolves tries to peddle tired cliches under the guise of being a ‘throwback.’ Veteran cop Shōgo Ōgami (Kōji Yakusho) is partnered with Hiroshima graduate Shūichi…

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