A violent ‘Outrage’ by Takeshi ‘Beat’ Kitano

Many have called “Outrage,” the new film by Takeshi “Beat” Kitano, a return to his roots. In some respects, that’s accurate. Like his films from the ‘90s, “Outrage” is a violent gangster flick. But beneath the surface, it has more in common with his 2003 “The Blind Swordsmen: Zatoichi,” about the iconic chambara blind swordsman. […]

Independent filmmaker gives 442nd a voice

Burt Takeuchi graduated with a degree in biology from San Jose State University in 1995, but in his latest venture, the only thing he’s dissected was hours of oral history interviews. The Sansei native of West Los Angeles, who grew up in the San Jose area, is a Screen Actors Guild member who has played […]

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