TOKYO — Setsuko Hara, the muse of Yasujiro Ozu as well as other directors of Japanese cinema's 1950s and ’60s Golden Age, died on September 5 of pneumonia in a hospital in Kanagawa Prefecture…
"Raintree Country" won the three-day holiday weekend, Nov. 21-23, at the Japanese box office. "Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt 2" opened in a lowly ninth place.
"Mozu," a cop actioner based on a hit TV series co-produced by Wowow and TBS, won its second-straight weekend at the Japanese box office.
The Koki Mitani sci-fi comedy "Galaxy Turnpike" won its second straight weekend at the Japanese box office.
"Nise -- The Heart of Madness," Brazilian director Roberto Berliner's biopic about a crusading woman doctor, was awarded the Tokyo Grand Prix.
Takeshi Kitano was in an only mildly confrontational mood Tuesday for the Tokyo premiere of "Mozu,"
"Galaxy Turnpike," the first venture into sci-fi by comedy director Koki Mitani, topped the Japanese box office in its first weekend.
Yoshiyuki Tomino, the 73-year-old creator of the "Mobile Suit Gundam" robot anime franchise, engaged in a rapid-fire exchange of ideas that hopscotched from an analysis of Tomino's enduringly popular…
Festival kicks off with "The Walk', Bryan Singer avoids repeat of the talk.
Prisoner of war film was attacked by right wingers who persuaded Toho-Towa to give up on a release earlier this year.
"Library Wars -- The Last Mission," a thriller about the battle to save free expression, won its second weekend at the Japan box office.