The annals of Western art are woefully sparse when it comes to female painters, which is just one of perhaps a dozen reasons that "Miss Hokusai" comes as such a refreshing anomaly among anime exports.
Fantasia Film Festival
When the lights go down at the Fantasia Film Festival, genre fans meow like a roomful of anxious kittens, and when cars (or heads) explode onscreen, so do the ovations and laughter in the room.
An unusual, not-yet-perfected style of rotoscope animation allows two Japanese actresses to play younger, line-drawn versions of the live-action characters that made them both stars in "The Case of…
After a mysterious meteor explosion, residents of a rural area in upstate New York begin to fall into what newscasters call "spontaneously induced narcoleptic states" — and unfortunately, so will…
RLJ Entertainment’s Image Entertainment has acquired all U.S. rights to “A Christmas Horror Story,” starring William Shatner and George Buza. The film, directed by Steven Hoban, Grant Harvey and…
Ken Ochiai’s “Uzumasa Limelight,” pictured, took the Cheval Noir prize at the 18th annual Fantasia Intl. Film Festival in Montreal. Hugh Sullivan’s “The Infinite Man” was named best first film in the…
A victim of cyberbullying gets her revenge on the teens responsible for her suicide in "Cybernatural," a horror movie distinguished by the device that everything takes place on one character's…
Unlike most heroes of the Japanese swordplay genre, Himura Kenshin refuses to kill. That's an admirable quality, until one realizes he's susceptible to the same sequel pressures as anyone else.
Horror movies have given us no shortage of over-protective mothers over the years, though Samantha Morton takes that archetype to new extremes in "The Harvest."
Like the megalomaniac in a one-dimensional Hollywood blockbuster, Takashi Murakami won't be satisfied with anything less than world domination.
A gloriously ambitious, spectacularly misguided Frankenstein's monster of a movie that combines Soviet-era iconography, Eastern European folklore and Western consumer-culture critique with a dash of…