Giovanni Fazio

Giovanni Fazio has been The Japan Times’ resident film crank since 1993. When not at the movies, he is busy recording and playing live with his band Makyo and running the independent electronica label Dakini Records.

For Giovanni Fazio's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

12 Monkeys

Mar 25, 2015

12 Monkeys

Language: English Terry Gilliam’s mind-bending 1995 film gets a reboot as a series for the U.S. cable channel SyFy. In a time when Ebola is in the news daily and “Plague Inc.” is a top-selling game on the App Store, this tale of time ...

Cam Girlz

Mar 11, 2015

Cam Girlz

Director: Sean Dunne Language: English With this behind-the-veil look at the women who perform for live-sex webcams, director Sean Dunne trailblazes a new genre: docsploitation. With its priorities split between titillation and observation, “Cam Girlz” introduces a group of young women who find their ...

Into the Woods: 'mashed up Brothers Grimm and hammy performances'

Mar 4, 2015

Into the Woods: 'mashed up Brothers Grimm and hammy performances'

The fairy-tale reboot trend continues with “Into the Woods,” Disney’s big-screen version of the Stephen Sondheim musical that debuted on Broadway in 1987. Set in and around a creepy forest that looks like a leftover “Harry Potter” stage, “Into the Woods” mashes up a ...