Story is based on a long-running Ken Wakui comic set in Tokyo's biggest red-light district.
Equal parts "The Warriors" and "Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo," Sion Sono's rap musical "Tokyo Tribe" is also self-referential Nippon genre exploitation to the marrow.
British director Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" has won the Toronto film festival's top audience prize, it was announced Sunday at the event's awards brunch.
Sion Sono trawls sub-Tarantino B-movie-pastiche territory with this tedious, over-the-top gorefest.
Talk of unrequited – and fictional — love heated up the Aug. 12 Gotham screening of Sony Classics' "Austenland," as the cast and filmmakers, inspired by the movie's lead character's obsession with…
Larry David, other stars and friends gathered at the Cinerama Dome July 31 to celebrate the premiere of HBO's "Clear History." Like David’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” actors improvised and there was no…
"All Cheerleaders Must Die," helmer Lucky McKee and Chris Sivertson's supernatural thrill-ride, will open the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival's Midnight Madness, it was announced Monday…
pictures dept has sealed a deal with US distrib First Pond Entertainment to theatrically release the cross-cultural comedy "Sake-Bomb" in the US.
Diversivied studio builds on its history for its second century
TOKYO -- Japanese helmer Sion Sono, whose disaster drama "The Land of Hope" won the Netpac award at Toronto this year, is working on comic actioner "Jigoku de Naze Warui Why Don't You Play in Hell?"
The film is the first fully fictional screen depiction of Japan in the aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear disaster.