One of those "actors are real people, too" romantic comedies, a la "Lost in Translation" or "Win a Date With Tad Hamilton," in which a jaded showbiz type mellows after falling for a genuine…
Tokyo Film Festival
Don't say "Sayonara" to human actors just yet. A provocative experiment in whether androids could share the stage with people loses much of its interest on the bigscreen.
Four years in the making and 15,000 in the telling, French co-directors Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud's millennia-spanning "Seasons" does for beasts of the land what the duo's "Winged Migration"…
If you see just one new Sion Sono movie this year, make it "Love & Peace," the wonderfully daffy passion project it reportedly took the appallingly prolific helmer more than two decades to make.
Leading Japanese indie firm Gaga Corp. has added "Hana's Miso Soup" to its Tokyo Market sales line up. The film is a tear-jerking drama about a young woman who enjoys a surprise pregnancy after…
On a planet no one's ever heard of, three species no one cares about are caught in a genocidal battle for reasons no one understands. These are the so-called "Garm Wars."
Two new movies by sci-fi auteur Mamoru Oshi will unspool at the Tokyo festival
Ouchul Hwang and Ho Wen-shing make an adventuresome first-feature collaboration with this aesthetically if not always emotionally involving tale.
TOKYO — Lukas Moodysson’s “We Are the Best!,” a dramedy about three 13-year-old girls who start a punk band in 1982 Stockholm, was awarded the Tokyo Sakura Grand Prix at the 26th Tokyo International…
Koji Fukada's pleasant, Rohmeresque chamber piece might have benefited from bolder visual presentation.
Hirobumi Watanabe's surreal comedy is likely to strike viewers as either pointless or hilarious, or conceivably both.