Posts tagged "Takeshi Kitano"

Ghost in the Shell

Ghost in the Shell

Ghost in the Shell Directed by Rupert Sanders Starring Scarlett Johansson, Takeshi Kitano, Michael Pitt, Pilou Asbæk, Chin Han and Juliette Binoche On UK Digital Download July 24th, 2017 Watch on iTunes by Richard Hamer As a live-action adaptation of a critically acclaimed, animated classic, Ghost in the Shell has some terribly big shoes to […]

BFI London Film Festival: Ryuzo and His Seven Henchmen

Ryuzo and His Seven Henchmen (Ryuzo to Shichinin no Kobuntachi) Directed by Takeshi Kitano Starring Tatsuya Fuji, Ben Hiura and Kôjun Itô by Joanna Orland I’m a sucker for a good Takeshi Kitano film, and Ryuzo and His Seven Henchmen combines his two greatest assets – yakuza battles and over-the-top quirky comedy. Ryuzo (Fuji) is […]

The 69th Venice Film Festival

Mostra Internazionale del Cinema di Venezia La Biennale di Venezia By Joanna Orland In its 69th year, the Venice Film Festival felt it was time for a facelift in the form of re-installing its former director Alberto Barbera. After an eleven year hiatus from the festival, Barbera returned with full force to rejuvinate the festival […]

BFI 52nd London Film Festival

by Joanna Orland & Marko Domazet The London Film Fest was a biggie this year… Highlights were encounters with Laura Linney and Benicio Del Toro, as well as our nightly feasts of Chicken Teriyaki. So let’s get right to it. Enjoy our coverage, cuz we sure did: — DEAN SPANLEY Alls I gots to say […]

The Times BFI 51st London Film Festival

by Joanna Orland This is the third year that Loose Lips has ‘done’ the London Film Festival. This year seemed to bring out even bigger stars as the likes of Tom Cruise, Robert Redford, Halle Berry and Christian Bale. Some great films such as Juno, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford […]