BUSAN -- Why was Taiwanese director Doze Niu Chen-zer's period drama “Paradise in Service” selected as the opening film of this year's Busan festival? Asked this unanswerable question at the film's…
TOKYO — The Tokyo International Film Festival unveiled a 15-film competition section with five world premieres and a strong contingent of films from other autumn festivals. Pick-ups from Toronto…
TOKYO — The news that Japanese mobile communications giant Softbank is in talks to acquire DreamWorks Animation has stirred up a storm of speculation. Not so fast, says a story in today's Nihon…
After a gap of nearly two decades, Yamada Yoji is finally returning to comedy, the genre that made him famous.
"Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends," the third and final film in a trilogy about a reformed samurai assassin in post-feudal-era Japan, won its second weekend with $3.84 million.
Two new movies by sci-fi auteur Mamoru Oshi will unspool at the Tokyo festival
TOKYO — “Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends,” the second installment of a two-parter about a reformed sword-wielding assassin in post-feudal-era Japan, opened at number one with $8.6 million on 718,000…
Chinese-born star had a life that was as dramatic as many of her movies
Scarlett Johansson-starrer "Lucy" debuts in third spot
"Godzilla" still playing in seventh week