Other Movies Seen By This Director (1)
- Outrage Beyond
|09.26.10||Alamo South Lamar||This Screening is part of event: FantasticFest 2010|
I haven't really seen any Yakuza movies and I have to admit to not being familiar with Takeshi Kitano at all. That said, I liked this movie. I thought it was fun to watch and although it's ultimately just the same scene over and over again, it was fun to see how things turn out and how all the loose ends tie up. I was actually reminded a lot of the Italian mafia movies like the Di Leo stuff, how all the gangsters are dirty and vile with no morals whatsoever and everybody backstabs everybody, except with an added layer of etiquette and formality that comes with Japanese culture. Really well-made and well-executed. I feel like I'm typing this word a lot but it was solid.
Actually this movie is indicative of most the movies I saw this year. I feel like in previous fests I saw a bunch of movies I was pretty lukewarm about or movies I barely liked but didn't blow me away. This year the vast majority of movies I actively liked. I don't know if I just got lucky or am better at guaging my tastes or the programming staff kicked ass or there was just better movies made this year but whatever combination of the above occured I'm happy about it because the end result was that I liked most everything I saw. It's a really great feeling when you see good movies all day.
So yeah... maybe I'll check out more Yakuza movies at some point if they're like this. I liked this one a lot.