Bill Condon's biopic thriller "The Fifth Estate," starring Benedict Cumberbatch as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, will open the Toronto Intl. Film Festival on Sept. 5. "Information is the most…
ROME — The 66th Locarno Film Festival has unveiled a promisingly diverse lineup, comprising a greater number of established international auteurs, along with newcomers, and also crowdpleasers such as…
There's nothing small about the promotional partnerships Columbia Pictures has lined up around "The Smurfs 2." The studio has brokered deals with more than 100 partners to help hype the Sony Pictures…
In Japan, there's always been a strict divide between film directors and their TV compatriots.
TOKYO -- Takeru Sato and Haruka Ayase will star in helmer Kiyoshi Kurosawa's sci-fi drama "Rearu kanzennaru kubinagaryu no hi" (literal translation: The Day of the Real, Perfect Plesiosaur).
After the lame "Loft," Japanese psycho-maestro Kiyoshi Kurosawa bounces back with "Retribution," a modern-day ghost story/serial-killer mystery that blends the helmer's typical ingredients of guilt…
Ghosts in the Internet trigger the Apocalypse in "Pulse," a dumbed-down remake of Kiyoshi Kurosawa's disturbingly abstract Japanese horror film. Auds, however, may be scared away from screens based…
Paradoxically, the prolific Japanese director Kiyoshi Kurosawa graduates to the big-league Cannes competition with one of his more marginal, less accessible entries in "Bright Future." An obscure…
Cross the "Ring" series with "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" and the result wouldn't be far from "Pulse," another step on the road back to the psychothriller genre by which cult Japanese helmer…