Review: First Love

Director: Takashi Miike Stars: Becky, Masataka Kubota, Sakurako Konishi During most trips to the cinema you won't find yourself watching gut-shot Yakuza henchmen having dust from blown-open cocaine baggies snorted off of their rising hard-ons on the backseat of a speeding car, but then, most trips to the cinema in the UK aren't to see … Continue reading Review: First Love

Why I Love… #86: Branded To Kill

Year: 1967 Director: Seijun Suzuki Stars: Jô Shishido (Gorô Hanada), Kôji Nanbara (No 1), Anne Mari (Misako), Mariko Ogawa (Mami Hanada), Isao Tamagawa (Michihiko Yabuhara) Genre: Action / Crime Thriller Released in its native Japan in 1967, Branded To Kill was a product of Nikkatsu Studios but one of a very different stripe to their usual. At the time Nikkatsu were one of the most prolific studios … Continue reading Why I Love… #86: Branded To Kill