Itaru Era

Itaru Era

Itaru Era Quick Links

Film RSS

Full Metal Yakuza Review


OK
It's the flipside of RoboCop in every way: The hero's a cyborg, but everything else is twisted: Instead of a cop, he's a street thug. Instead of a slick Hollywood movie, it's a direct-to-video flick made on the cheap. And instead of taking place in Detroit, Full Metal Yakuza hails, as we'd expect, from Japan.

Takashi Miike is unapologetic about ripping off Robo, but at least he's got a sense of humor about it. Never mind electricity: This flick's hero eats metal for energy. And our underground designer puts efforts into ensuring that the yakuza has the world's longest schlong (no one should be left unsatisfied by the full metal yakuza!), which appears pixilated every time it's on camera.

Continue reading: Full Metal Yakuza Review

Visitor Q Review


OK
Takashi Miike's never made a straightforward film in his life, so it should come as no surprise that Visitor Q is a baffling and muddled mess intended solely to shock. Oddly, Visitor Q was made the same year is Miike's masterful Audition, but this experimental tale is quick and shallow, whereas Audition was painful in its creepiness. Visitor Q is shot on video, ostensibly by a man who is documenting his family as it falls apart: His daughter's a hooker (the father has sex with her in the opening scene), his son is beaten regularly at school, and mom's a junkie. Meanwhile, a "visitor"/angel comes along to help these poor slobs out... but you gotta wonder if they're worth saving in the first place. With that said, Visitor Q is a bizarre oddity that's hard to turn away from, a perverse thrill the likes of which can only come from Miike.

Continue reading: Visitor Q Review

Itaru Era

Itaru Era Quick Links

Film RSS
Advertisement

Occupation

Filmmaker


Suggested

Ron Howard To Step In To Direct Han Solo Movie

Ron Howard To Step In To Direct Han Solo Movie

After the spin-off Han Solo movie was hit by the loss of its directors earlier this week, LucasFilm and Disney have acted quickly to fill the gap...

Coldplay - All I Can Think About Is You [Lyric] Video

Coldplay - All I Can Think About Is You [Lyric] Video

Coldplay release a beautiful lyric video for their new single 'All I Can Think About Is You', the animated footage was created and directed by...

Barry Gibb Recalls Photo Informing Him Of Robin's Cancer

Barry Gibb Recalls Photo Informing Him Of Robin's Cancer

Bee Gees star Barry Gibb has revealed how seeing a photograph of his younger brother Robin Gibb alerted him to the painful discovery his sibling had...

Advertisement
Dave Grohl's Daughter Harper Plays Drums Live With Foo Fighters

Dave Grohl's Daughter Harper Plays Drums Live With Foo Fighters

The singer introduced "the next generation" in Iceland.

Advertisement

Itaru Era Movies

Artists
Actors
    Filmmakers
      Artists
      Bands
        Musicians
          Artists
          Celebrities
             
              Artists
              Interviews
                musicians & bands in the news
                  actors & filmmakers in the news
                    celebrities in the news

                      Go Back in Time using our News archive to see what happened on a particular day in the past.