Stephen Kijak's documentary duly captures the many pyrotechnical, elaborately groomed moods of the Japanese metal band's "Visual Rock," but this glossy history feels like another highly packaged stab…
Beginning this weekend at the Sundance Film Festival, when Yoshiki, the founding member and leader of X Japan, will perform a solo set at the Sundance Base Camp on Friday night, the prog/metal band…
SAN SEBASTIAN – Underscoring rising market returns for select non-U.S. indie animated movies, FilmSharks International has announced more overseas sales on "Rodencia and the Princess' Tooth," Peru's…
Japanese marketing campaigns often feature Hollywood stars like Brad Pitt, Leonardo Di Caprio and George Clooney, but for Nissan’s latest campaign to promote its small Juke crossover, the automaker…
TOKYO — Two major Japanese banks, Mizuho and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust, are expected to underwrite a government-backed fund to support exports of cultural products, including cartoons, films, music, food…
HONG KONG — Wayne Wang, Naomi Kawase and Mohsen Makhmalbaf are among the cream of Asia's film makers who will line up for the Asian Project Market (Oct 7-10), the arthouse film financing event that…
This quasi-scientific fantasy finds Japanese horror maestro Kiyoshi Kurosawa at his least disturbing or mesmerizing.
Hugh Jackman returns as the adamantium-reinforced superhero in this entertaining and surprisingly existential digression from his usual X-Men exploits.
Backed by a superb ensemble, Daihachi Yoshida's brilliant ensemble piece plays like an affectionately distanced version of "Clueless."
Japanese movie giant, Shochiku is to allow smartphones to pay for movie tickets. The move is aimed at attracting younger patrons.
Even a proven box office draw can't always prevail over faulty material and iffy collaborators.