How do Japanese actors do it? I don’t mean the stars of mainstream films — those “multi-talents” that are busy 24/7 with TV, stage and advertising gigs — I’m talking about the legions of supporting actors who may have only a single scene or ...

Mom and Dad decide to divorce and their kids try to bring them back together — it’s a familiar story here, on screens big and small. And it’s not hard to understand why: The kids nearly always succeed, making for a happy ending. Veteran ...

'It's like five minutes before every launch, everyone goes to a bar and gets drunk and tells me what they really think," laments Steve Jobs (Michael Fassbender) during the closing stretch of Danny Boyle's buoyant, breathless biopic. Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin has done an ingenious ...

Living in Tokyo has taught me that relationships matter but real estate matters more. My mom used to tell me never to date anyone who didn't have a down payment on a condo, which basically doomed me to permanent datelessness.

I never listened and went ...

Flashback to 1983: Director Nagisa Oshima's "Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence," set during World War II in a Japanese-run POW camp in Java, is opening in theaters across Japan. It starred David Bowie with two huge local stars: comedian Beat Takeshi and musician Ryuichi Sakamoto. ...