Takeshi Kitano

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The 30 best mobster movies – ranked!
Ahead of the Sopranos prequel The Many Saints of Newark hitting cinemas, here are 30 organised crime flicks you must see before you sleep with the fishes

Anne Billson

09, Sep, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Johnny Mnemonic review – Keanu test-drives early Matrix prototype
Keanu Reeves is in impeccably robotic form as a data courier on the run in this 1995 adaptation of William Gibson’s cyberpunk story set in 2021

Peter Bradshaw

06, May, 2021 @12:00 PM

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George Clooney, Jennifer Lawrence and Matt Damon jostle for Oscar advantage in Venice line-up
Damon stars in two of the Lido’s big films, Downsizing and Suburbicon, while Lawrence steps into horror movie territory with Darren Aronofsky’s Mother!

Gwilym Mumford

27, Jul, 2017 @12:16 PM

Venice film festival 2012: day five and six – in pictures

As Lily Cole, Takeshi Kitano, Ken Loach and James Franco arrive on the Lido, here are the best images from the last two days of the Venice film festival


04, Sep, 2012 @4:16 PM

Venice film festival 2012: day four and five – in pictures

All the latest pictures hot from the Lido, as Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master premieres at Venice

03, Sep, 2012 @2:26 PM

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Cannes film festival: Takeshi Kitano, director
Takeshi Kitano: My memories of Cannes? Interview, interview, screening, interview

Interview by Geoffrey McNab

18, May, 2010 @9:15 PM

Cannes film festival: Polanski and Biutiful people

Day 7 at the 63rd Cannes film festival and the frenetic round of screenings, schmoozings and erm, Polanski protest is at fever pitch. Here are the key pictures from the Croisette

18, May, 2010 @1:34 PM

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Cannes film festival: Countdown to Zero, The Housemaid, A Screaming Man and Outrage
Lucy Walker made nukes terrifying again, while Takeshi Kitano turned in a bloodbath. Peter Bradshaw reviews the latest festival screenings

Peter Bradshaw

17, May, 2010 @9:00 PM

Cannes film festival 2010: the halfway point

Six days into the 63rd Cannes film festival and the whirl is becoming ever more intense. Catch up on the premieres, poses and pitches of the weekend

17, May, 2010 @2:55 PM

Cannes 2010: the directors in competition this year

10 May 2010: With the late addition of Ken Loach today, the 19-strong competition lineup for the 2010 Cannes film festival is now complete. Xan Brooks introduces the contenders for this year's Palme d'Or

10, May, 2010 @3:43 PM

Art beat: Takeshi Kitano takes over Paris

Japanese film-maker and artist Takeshi Kitano has turned Paris's prestigious Fondation Cartier into a brightly coloured children's funfair

16, Mar, 2010 @5:31 PM

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Takeshi Kitano: one original gangster

Best known for his violent arthouse films, Takeshi Kitano is also an accomplished comic, prankster and painter. It's all fuel for his big new show in Paris, he tells Steve Rose

Steve Rose

15, Mar, 2010 @9:30 PM

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