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Baadasssss

Through it all we root for Mario-as-Melvin, who makes a good, likeable hero. —Marty Mapes (review...)

Mario, Melvin, or Sweetback, he's one Baadasssss

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Takeshi Kitano

  • Zatoichi (2004)

    Beat Takeshi revives Zatoichi Review by Marty Mapes: A vaudeville of entertainment, of which revenge and swordsmanship are only two of the acts

    DVD review by Marty Mapes: The biggest special feature is actually a feature. It's Takeshi's 1993 Yakuza film Sonatine.

  • Dolls (2002)

    Takeshi Kitano plays with Dolls DVD review by Marty Mapes: The melodrama of the Bunraku introduces the melodrama of the film