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    Fantasia Review: Takashi Miike's Enjoyably Wacky 'The Mole Song – Undercover Agent Reiji'

    Takashi Miike works at a rate that is as prolific as it is uneven, usually directing multiple movies per year, in a wide range of styles from comedies to family films to straight ahead police procedurals (like the dreadful Cannes Competition entry "Shield Of Straw"). And so, it's never quite certain...

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    Takashi Miike's 'Audition' Getting Remake From Producer Of 'Terminator 2,' 'Basic Instinct ' & 'Showgirls'

    Last year we listed our 5 Best & 5 Worst Horror Movie Remakes, and noted that Takashi Miike's "Audition" had "mercifully avoided the remake treatment." We spoke too soon. One of the handful of early films that put the filmmaker on the radar of genre enthusiasts, "Audition" is now going down the rema...

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    Takashi Miike Already At Work On Next Film, 'Sinister 2' Gets A Director & Mary Harron Lines Up New Project

    As fans of director Takashi Miike know, the dude is prolific. As soon as one project is done, he's one to the next, and with "Over Your Dead Body" in the can (but not playing Cannes like some had predicted), the director has already gotten started with his next movie. Miike is currently in productio...

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    Tom Hardy & Takashi Miike Reportedly Exit Yakuza Flick 'The Outsider'

    It seems that, try as it might, "The Outsider" is aiming to pair up hotshot directors and actors, but isn't able to make them stick. Back in 2012, Daniel Espinosa ("Safe House," "Easy Money") and Michael Fassbender were lined up for the movie, but when that didn't happen, an even more promising comb...

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    Watch: First Teaser Trailer For Takashi Miike’s 'Mogura no Uta' Is Typically Bonkers

    After walking into the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year with his utterly awful thriller/police procedural "Shield Of Straw" (our review), it was a reminder that for all of the Japanese auteur's frenetic, groundbreaking films, he has just as many that are forgettable stinkers. The hit to miss r...

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    Takashi Miike's 'Shield of Straw' Fantasia Fest Review

    The most enthusiastic audiences in the world are in Montreal -- specifically at Fantasia Fest, the horror-fantasy-genre extravaganza that opened last night with a double bill of Warner Bros.: “The Conjuring,” to which Fantasia fans were provided a sneak peak before its theatrical opening today; and ...

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    Tom Hardy Is 'The Outsider' For Takashi Miike's English-Language Debut

    So, Japanese filmmaker and cult fave Takashi Miike, after more than 60 features that have included over-the-edge stuff like "Ichi The Killer," "Visitor Q," "Audition," "Gozu" and more (and by more, we mean that he's done everything from bloodbath gangster flicks to mainstream comedies to musicals to...

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    Watch: Cannes Clips Including 'Zulu' With Orlando Bloom & Forest Whitaker, Claire Denis' 'Bastards,' Jia Zhangke's 'A Touch of Sin' & More

    To the outsider, the Cannes Film Festival can be a nebulous thing. Even if you know the filmmaker or the cast, sometimes you need more context than a review to give you a sort of firmer grasp of the shape, texture and tone of a movie. Clips from the festival are landing left and right, so we thought...

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    Cannes Review: Takashi Miike's 'Shield Of Straw' A Tedious, Dumb & Overstuffed Thriller

    Particularly with a filmmaker like Claire Denis shifted to the Un Certain Regard category or Ari Folman's "The Congress" scuttled to the Directors' Fortnight sidebar, many will be wondering what on Earth the Cannes selection committee saw in Takashi Miike's "Shield Of Straw" to have it play in compe...

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    Cannes: New Pics & Trailer For Takashi Miike's Competition Contender 'Shield Of Straw'

    Over the course of his career, Takashi Miike has largely been known for his gonzo, hyper-violent yakuza flicks, candy colored and bonkers kids movies and a work ethic that outpaces James Franco. But a contender for the Palme d'Or? Indeed, back in 2011 his sleepy "Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai" quiet...

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