nagoya

nagoya

Member of the "Toei Masochists" Letterboxd Clan.

Favorite films

  • Hollywood Boulevard
  • The Student Nurses
  • The Great Texas Dynamite Chase
  • The Big Bird Cage

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  • The Ando Gang Documentary Film

    ★★★★

  • Golden Needles

    ★★★½

  • The Executioner

    ★★★½

  • Beasts Clawing at Straws

    ★★½

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  • The Ando Gang Documentary Film

    The Ando Gang Documentary Film

    ★★★★

    Simple and effective. Hard to not get sucked in the story of Ando fall. Loved also the score that reminded me the work of Don Ellis big band on French Connection. More jitsuroku films please!

  • Golden Needles

    Golden Needles

    ★★★½

    Baker is good although the film has little substance to it especially in the Jim Kelly/L.A segment. It later resume momentum thanks to the Hong Kong scenery and a great climax.

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  • Terrifying Girls' High School: Lynch Law Classroom

    Terrifying Girls' High School: Lynch Law Classroom

    ★★★★½

    One of Norifumi Suzuki best films, "Terrifying Girls’ High School: Lynch Law Classroom" is full of anarchoid energy and very well directed. You can sense a disdain for authority that recurs in many of his films, but this time he really doesn't save "anyone". There isn't a single scene that might be considered a "filler"- all of them are conceived to grab your attention like only the best (exploitation) movies can do. The musical score is also very well done and placed. I personally prefer the Sukeban films, but I can't deny this is Pinky Violence at its peak.

  • Outrage Coda

    Outrage Coda

    ★★★★

    With this great ending of the outrage trilogy, Kitano shows once again his special way of making yakuza movies: the intricate plottings really are descendent of the best battles without honor and humanity films but the detached look at killing is all his own. The ending didn't seem fitting though and this prevented the film to have one more half-star. Like Nathan Stuart I too noticed the homage to Hokuriku Proxy War. Hope Takeshi won't stop churning yakuza films and who knows, being older, he may return in a powerful Oyabun role in the future...