ROME – Prolific edgy Japanese helmer Takashi Miike will be honored with a career nod by the Rome Film Festival where his hotly anticipated new pic “As the Gods Will,” considered a potential Japanese competitor to “The Hunger Games” franchise, will have its world preem. “As the Gods Will” (pictured) is based on the popular… Read more »
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Stephen Fry and “Nymphomaniac” star Sophie Kennedy-Clark among cast
An uneven, intermittently charming indie romantic comedy.
It was bugs, balloons and barrels of fun at Focus Features’ pre-premiere party for Laika’s “The Boxtrolls” Sunday morning at Universal Studios Hollywood. One intriguing treat was a truck offering guests a chance to “Eat Like a Boxtroll,” with an assortment of crunchy critters on display, including such delicacies as Superworm Quesadillas, Chocolate Dipped Chappulines… Read more »
A kimchi Western with a heavy helping of spaghetti and tasty trimmings of humor, “Kundo: Age of the Rampant” delivers a thoroughly entertaining if overlong gallop.
Eric “The Actor” Lynch, a regular on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM radioshow, died Saturday, according to his manager. He was 39. Johnny Fratto, his manager and longtime friend, broke the news Sunday on Twitter. SiriusXM’s official Twitter also released a message regarding his death. I am so sorry and so sad to inform everyone that my… Read more »
With “Song of the Sea,” Irish animator Tomm Moore cements his place as a protector of not only Celtic culture, but classic toon forms as well.
Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor has released a preview for the “Gone Girl” soundtrack two weeks before the movie hits theaters, and it’s fittingly eerie. Reznor scored the David Fincher film with co-composer Atticus Ross, marking the trio’s third collaboration. Previously, Reznor, Ross and Fincher worked together on “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”… Read more »
A gauchely translated English title does little justice to the refined sensuality and sly strangeness of “Flapping in the Middle of Nowhere,” an immediately distinctive feature-length debut for Vietnamese femme helmer Diep Hoang Nguyen.
Alexander Sokurov philosophizes about cinema, culture, and politics in Leena Kilpelainen’s enjoyable docu “The Voice of Sokurov,” an appealing fest item that’s most interesting when the cultivated director offers insights into his way of thinking.