Meryl Streep got the Tokyo International Film Festival off to an early start on Monday with warm words for Japan, her eccentric character and film director Stephen Frears. Streep stars in Frears…
Tokyo Film Festival
In retrospect, perhaps there were only two ways that Hong Kong action pioneer Dante Lam’s "Operation Mekong," based on the story of the 2011 "Mekong Massacre," could have gone. Either the gravity of…
Whereas so many movie romances begin with a charming meet-cute and progress from there, audiences can never be quite sure whether the central couple in "Your Name" could ever meet, even though they…
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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…
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.