'Liv & Ingmar'

Nov 28, 2013

'Liv & Ingmar'

Like Icarus, who flew too close to the sun, some actresses can get too close to their directors and go up in flames. This was certainly the case with Liv Ullmann (she was born in Tokyo, by the way), who met Ingmar Bergman in ...

'The Call'

Nov 28, 2013

'The Call'

Halle Berry has one of the sharpest, most distinctive haircuts in Hollywood, but in her latest, “The Call,” she has no-nonsense, low-maintenance do that serves her character Jordan Turner well. Jordan is a 911 operator whose job requires dealing with dire emergencies around the ...

'After Earth'

Nov 28, 2013

'After Earth'

Director: M. Night Shyamalan Language: English Will Smith pairs up with his son Jaden in this provocative sci-fi thriller that didn’t quite live up to box-office expectations. In the year 2025, humans make the Earth inhabitable and flee to a planet called Nova Prime. ...

'Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry'

Nov 21, 2013

'Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry'

Ai Weiwei is a controversial troublemaker in his homeland of China, but his reputation abroad is that of a brilliant dissident artist. His latest protest against the government was a gesture: Unable to leave the country, Ai sent an empty chair to the Stockholm ...

Who says you're lonely just because you're alone?

Nov 21, 2013

Who says you're lonely just because you're alone?

When “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” was published in 1999, some schools in the United States banned it from their libraries and reading lists for its depictions of graphic sexual scenes, drugs, homosexuality and teen pregnancy — the usual suspects. Of course, this ...

'The Perks of Being a Wallflower'

Nov 21, 2013

'The Perks of Being a Wallflower'

It’s not often you run into a film that makes you feel 16 years old again — and kinda good about it. An ode to the awkward years (or to the people who went through them) when each day was a nerve-racking ordeal involving ...

'The Last Stand'

Nov 21, 2013

'The Last Stand'

Director: Kim Jee-woon Language: English Relax and soak yourself in the swamplands of badness. Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a sheriff in a sleepy town on the Mexican border. When a drug lord tries to cut and run for Mexico, it’s up to Arnie to stop ...

We're not dating because we are too busy running

| Nov 17, 2013

We're not dating because we are too busy running

They say that the Japanese are no longer dating and everyone has become celibate (even The Observer newspaper had an article about that very subject.) The more popular term among us is “sexless.” I hate to be the bearer of more bad tidings but ...

'Stand Up Guys'

Nov 14, 2013

'Stand Up Guys'

Picture a mobster in prison for 28 years, and then finally out on parole in the twilight years of his life. What’s the first thing he’d want to do? In the case of Val (Al Pacino), it’s “food, sex and drugs,” not necessarily in ...