The ICA is re-running two films by the Japanese actor-director Takeshi Kitano, including the masterly Sonatine. Unlike the overrated John Woo, Kitano is a talent worth shouting about. His films are sometimes stately, always wry, executed with immaculate style and precision, and with a fragile, human heart. Sonatine, one of 1994's best, concerns a gang of mobsters hiding on a tropical island. It's wild and unpredictable; you leave believing cinema can do anything.
On wider release, Speed continues its run, and seems as unstoppable as . . . well, as a bus wired to go kerboom! if it drops below 50mph, actually.Reuse content