• Rurouni Kenshin

    May 19, 2015

    ‘Rurouni Kenshin’ is resolutely pulp entertainment though and while it is unlikely to be mentioned in the same breath as ‘Yojimbo’ in years to come, it hits enough of its targets to satisfy.

  • Samurai Warrior

    May 20, 2015

    ‘Samurai Warrior’ looks and feels cheap, and certainly shows no signs of any Miike-style magic. There’s also a real lack of meat in the story and the overall approach to structuring the film is definitely a bad one.

  • Shogun’s Samurai

    May 25, 2015

    Not the best of its kind and it drags a little too much with the running time, ‘Shogun’s Samurai’ is still a decent slice of Samurai drama from a time when they used to make them big.

  • Tajomaru

    Jun 8, 2015

    This is certainly a good looking film and the young cast try their best but are hampered with a narrative that has scenes just go on and on explaining everything ad infinitum.

  • The Twilight Samurai

    Jun 18, 2015

    Nominated for an Academy Award and sweeping the board at the Japanese equivalent of ‘The Oscars’, Yoji Yamada’s lyrically, tenderly woven tale of dignity is a triumph of substance over action.

  • Zatoichi

    Jul 1, 2015

    Kitano directs with his usual quirky measured style punctuating the narrative with his classic odd ball humour.