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Open Windows: 'Sliding into the creep zone'

Nov 19, 2014

Open Windows: 'Sliding into the creep zone'

by Kaori Saito

What has happened to Elijah Wood? The former child star whose career out-survived most of his contemporaries is slipping further and further into the creep zone. In the decade since his signature role as Frodo in the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, his roles ...

Devil's Knot

Nov 13, 2014

Devil's Knot

by Kaori Shoji

One summer afternoon in 1993, three young boys named Stevie, Christopher and Michael went to play at a local nature spot called Robin Hood Hills in West Memphis, Arkansas. Stevie’s mom, Pam (Reese Witherspoon), told him to be home by 4:30 p.m., but the ...

Parasyte: Gory invasion of the cannibal body snatchers

Nov 5, 2014

Parasyte: Gory invasion of the cannibal body snatchers

by Mark Schilling

The closing film of this year’s Tokyo International Film Festival, Takashi Yamazaki’s “Kiseiju: Part 1 (Parasyte: Part 1),” arrives in theaters with a lot of hype. Based on Hitoshi Iwaaki’s best-selling manga about the stealth invasion of Earth by alien parasites, the film is ...