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WCS 2012 Reviews: CORIOLANUS, ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA & HARA-KIRI: DEATH OF A SAMURAI 3D

After getting off to a strong start last week, the World Cinema Showcase kicked it up a notch in Auckland over the past weekend with a terrific selection of foreign films. I caught Ralph Fiennes’ modern adaptation of Shakespeare’s Coriolanus on Saturday, followed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Turkish drama Once Upon a Time in Anatolia and Takashi Miike’s Harakiri remake Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai 3D on Sunday, …

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[Review] 13 ASSASSINS (NZFF)

13 Assassins is the latest release from Japan’s most prolific director, Takashi Miike, who is responsible for countless film festival favourites including Audition, Ichi the Killer and Sukiyaki Western Django. What may surprise some about 13 Assassins is the relative lack of gore that Miike is best known for, but this shouldn’t come as too much of …

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