Takeshi Kitano

  • Movies

    September 21, 2005

    Getting Into a Tiff

    High-Intensity Moviegoing at the Toronto International Film Festival

  • Movies

    May 4, 2005

    Vengeance is His

    Park Chanwook's 'Oldboy' reinvents Jacobean drama for the 21st century

  • Movies

    March 9, 2005

    Home Alone

    Hirokazu Kore-eda's latest film sets him further apart

  • News

    March 31, 2004

    The Movie Lovers

    The world makes out all right at the International Film Festival

  • Movies

    September 17, 2003

    Say What?

    The Venice Film Festival gives voice to the global cacophony

  • Arts

    January 31, 2001

    Capital Cinema

    The money swapping was typically dubious. The movies were surprisingly bold. A story treatment from Hollywood's mountain outpost, Sundance 2001.

  • Arts

    January 3, 2001

    The Year in Film

    What you see is (not) what you get: Twelve months of well-screened duds and rarely viewed wonders

  • Arts

    October 11, 2000

    Escape to New York

    After a summer full of multiplex fodder, the New York Film Festival provides an unpretentious showcase for arty cinema

  • Movies

    July 12, 2000


    Japanese tough guy Takeshi Kitano goes all soft in Kikujiro

  • News

    April 12, 2000

    It's a Wrap

    The Mpls/St. Paul International Film Festival swaddles the Cities in cinema

  • Movies

    September 22, 1999

    The Beat Generation

    Violent Cop and Boiling Point reveal the roots of Takeshi Kitano's bloody funny cinema

  • Arts

    May 26, 1999

    Over There

    While American critics script eulogies for foreign film, this year's festival at Cannes suggests that reports of its death are an exaggeration

  • Arts

    January 6, 1999

    The Year in Film

    The movies of '98 posed the question: Haven't we seen this somewhere before?

  • Movies

    June 17, 1998

    Shooting Pain

    Set it off: Takeshi Kitano in Fireworks

  • Arts

    January 7, 1998

    The Year in Film

    In 1997, independence was not a status so much as a state of mind.

  • News

    December 17, 1997

    Raiders of the Lost Art

    Has the artsyplex boom housebroken the independent film? A partisan's manifesto.

  • Arts

    October 15, 1997

    Lars, Wong, "Beat," Bruno, and Youssef

    The New York Film Festival's new New Wave--and the industry's same old neglect.