#87: Ichi the Killer
dir. Takashi Miike, 2001 | ★★★★☆
Wow. Probably the most over-the-top, cartoonishly gory thing I’ve ever seen. Completely ultraviolent, to the point of ludicrousness. This is just as much a black comedy as it is a bloody action.
That’s not all there is to it, though. The story is actually pretty good, and the characters are pretty memorable. Great acting and direction, and the cinematography and soundtrack are awesome. This is some spectacle/-ular stuff… I won’t be forgetting it in a hurry.