Tag Archives: Takashi Miike

Good Films you missed – 13 Assassins, The Skin I Live In, Tree of Life, Warrior

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com:This is the third of several year-end wrap essays detailing the year in film. This time, it’s about highlighting the good or great films that slipped under the radar somehow. Some got rave reviews and wide releases but stiffed at the box office while some never[...]

Cannes Film Fest lures “Pirates,” celebrities and “The Beaver”

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Some films were expected (hello, “The Tree of Life”). Some were complete surprises (Almodovar’s “The Skin I Live In”). But just about every title announced as part of the 64th Cannes Film Festival carried serious weight and anticipation. Malick, Almodovar, Miike, Von Trier, Ramsay and Allen are[...]

Fantastic Fest announces its Closing Night film

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Fresh off killer turns in Venice and Toronto, Takashi Miike’s “13 Assassins” has just been selected as the Closing Night films for Fantastic Fest. Here’s the film’s plot: The noble samurai Shinzaemon Shimada is secretly commissioned to assassinate the evil Lord Naritsugu after his bloody rise to power.[...]

Venice Film Fest announces full line-up

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: The fall film calendar is filling up. First, it was Toronto that hinted at 50 titles which will play its festival in September. This morning, the Venice Film Festival unleashed a full list of films that will compete at the 67th annual event. A few titles already were[...]