'San Andreas' struggles to hold water in post-3/11 Japan

Sep 9, 2015

'San Andreas' struggles to hold water in post-3/11 Japan

In the 1970s, Hollywood disaster movies were a lucrative genre. In 1974 “Earthquake” and “The Towering Inferno” were released, and the decade saw the box-office success of multiple “Airport” films. It was an age when the Cold War was in full swing and the ...

'Pixels' is more of an insult than ode to Pac-Man

Sep 2, 2015

'Pixels' is more of an insult than ode to Pac-Man

When you’re a film critic, you are occasionally assailed by one of two overwhelming urges: first, to quit, and second, to punch Adam Sandler in the face. “Pixels” is that rare movie in which both come at once, followed closely by a third urge: ...

Japanese theater group travels to Europe by film

| Sep 2, 2015

Japanese theater group travels to Europe by film

Getting a Japanese film on the international festival circuit isn’t as easy as it sounds — and even more so for “Ao no Ran,” the latest film in the popular Geki×Cine series that fuses stage production with cinema. A major perk of this series ...