The Yakuza Papers

July 2, 2005

Kinji Fukasaku’s series of films known as The Yakuza Papers is largely seen as the veteran filmmaker’s answer to The Godfather (1972). Grouped together, these five films are a towering achievement of visceral B-moviemaking at its finest. The very... 

Kill Bill volume 1

October 21, 2002

If Jackie Brown (1997) was Quentin Tarantino’s affectionate homage to ’70s Blaxploitation films, then Kill Bill, Volume 1 (2003) is his unabashed love letter to martial arts and Yakuza films from the same decade. The opening credits that feature... 

Kill Bill: Volume 1

December 7, 2001

It’s been a long time coming (six years to be exact) but celebrated auteur of all things pop culture Quentin Tarantino is back with this dazzling first part of a revenge tale that blends together nearly every genre he’s waxed lyrical about...