NYFF Review: 'Outrage Beyond' Is Pure Unfiltered Takeshi Kitano | The Playlist
Awesome. Very excited to see this.“Outrage Beyond” is the most violent and brutal of Kitano’s body of work yet, and considering the writer-director-star is known for his shocking, graphic Yakuza dramas, that’s something worth noting. As back-to-basics as “Outrage” seemed, coming after a string of quieter, more experimental fare from the filmmaker that never even reached American shores, “Outrage Beyond” takes the standard gangster movie template and blasts it out of the water. Yet, for all it’s violence, “Outrage Beyond” is unmistakably a work of the master himself, feeling like a more contemporary chapter of the book Kitano’s been writing for a long time, in a similar manner as Martin Scorsese tackling “The Departed.”
Review: B-Movie Thrills Abound In 'The Thieves' | The Playlist
I think this is playing out here now.There’s not a single moment of Dong-Hoo Choi’s “The Thieves” that stays still. Endlessly busy despite a robust 136 minute runtime, Korea’s highest grossing film in history should be more than familiar to western audiences. It’s a heist picture, one with a wide ensemble of moving parts which compliment each other as each heist is carried out with point men, lookouts, and movie-world gizmos, and like even the thinnest of these pictures, “The Thieves” is less interested in the characters than it is the elaborate stunts and gimmicks.
The Assassins Blu-ray
Independent distributors Well Go USA Entertainment have officially announced and detailed their upcoming Blu-ray release of Linshan Zhao's historical drama Tong que tai a.k.a The Assassins (2012), starring action legend Chow Yun-Fat, Liu Yi-Fei, Tamaki Hiroshi, Alec Su You-Peng, Yao Lu, and Yau Sam-Chi. Street date is January 8th.
You had me at Chow Yun Fat.