Category: Thieves

Big Shot: The Hot Rock

 The Hot Rock (1972) is a real artifact genre-wise, feeling more akin to mid-60s capers like How to Steal A Million or Blake Edward’s Pink Panther films than the hardboiled thrillers of its own decade. Never fully committing to a genre, it picks and chooses at random from thriller and caper tropes. Adapted from...

Big Shot: Sword of the Beast

 There doesn’t seem to be much hope for a savior in Sword of the Beast. Everyone is a thief, a murderer, or a coward. Even the great Samurai Gennosuke (Mikijirô Hira) hides in the corn field, hoping to wait out those in hot pursuit. And when he is discovered, he flees instead of facing...