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’13 Assassins’ Director Takashi Miike Goes Old School

'13 Assassins' Magnolia Pictures13 Assassins” is easily one of the best movies to come out of Japan in a while and the best action flick to come out so far this year.

Unlike the anodyne action sequences of such

recent sword fighting fare as “Sucker Punch,” this movie wasn’t created in a

computer; the violence in this film feels real and raw. Unlike the spastic battle

scenes in “Battle: Los Angeles,” this film doesn’t feel like the cameraman was being chased by a bear. Instead “13 Assassins” has the sweep and grandeur of an old-school Akira Kurosawa samurai movie — only with more blood. A lot more blood. Continue reading ‘’13 Assassins’ Director Takashi Miike Goes Old School’


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