The Face of Love: 'Falling for a doppelganger'

Feb 4, 2015

The Face of Love: 'Falling for a doppelganger'

Back in the 20th century, there was an unwritten consensus of sorts that actors and actresses over a certain age should not be involved in heavyweight love scenes. But over the last decade, veteran performers have been cast in romantic comedies of all kinds, ...

The Suspect (Suspect: Kanashiki Yogi-Sha)

Feb 4, 2015

The Suspect (Suspect: Kanashiki Yogi-Sha)

Director: Won Shin-yeon Language: Korean (subtitled in English) This is the South Korean version of the “Bourne” series and unabashedly copies its premise, camerawork and editing. Dong-cheol (Yoo Gong) is a South Korean agent working in the North, but one day he’s ditched by ...

Wild Card: 'Jason Statham doing the same thing he always does'

Jan 28, 2015

Wild Card: 'Jason Statham doing the same thing he always does'

Moviemakers love Jason Statham. How else to describe the fact that he’s consistently played the same type of guy in the same type of situations for two decades, without ever being required to change a thing. Other action stars branch out into romantic comedies, ...

Jemaine Clement: Bloodsucking and bored at the end of the world

Jan 21, 2015

Jemaine Clement: Bloodsucking and bored at the end of the world

The newest vampire movie to take film festivals by storm, “What We Do in the Shadows,” is the work of two New Zealanders: actor Jemaine Clement (“Flight of the Conchords”) and actor/director Taika Waititi (“Boy”). Together they wrote, directed and star in a movie ...

Les Reines du Ring (Japan title: Mama wa Wrestling Queen)

Jan 21, 2015

Les Reines du Ring (Japan title: Mama wa Wrestling Queen)

Director: Jean-Marc Rudnicki Language: French (subtitled in Japanese and English) It’s hard to win the love and support of a teenage child, and the cards are stacked against Rose (Marilou Berry) because she just got out of a correctional institute and the gulf between ...

What's worth getting excited about in 2015?

| Jan 19, 2015

What's worth getting excited about in 2015?

A general sentiment of self-restraint, bukkadaka (物価高, the high cost of living) and enyasu (円安, the weak yen) culminated in an Oshōgatsuyasumi (お正月休み, New Year’s holiday) where more people stayed put and fewer traveled to exotic overseas destinations. According to Internet research company Do ...