The 25 Best Yakuza Films of All Time

Organized crime in Japan has always bordered on the affected and the legitimate. Historically, the origin of such syndicates emerged from the Edo Period when gamblers and shady merchants began forming factions. Such petty activities would become more structured until finally progressing to the administrative. The height of the yakuza’s violence followed the Second World […]

14 Great Japanese Gangster (Yakuza) Films That Are Worth Your Time

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Since Thomas Edison first showcased the kinetoscope for the Japanese in 1896, Japanese cinema has maintained its position as one of the top benchmarks of world cinema. Combining a rich, unique artistic culture with a bloody feudal history, Japanese cinema has always been able to find the ultimate balance of light and shade; the perfect […]