'Suffragette': The strength of women

Jan 25, 2017

'Suffragette': The strength of women

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Believe it or not, “Suffragette” is the first feature film out of Britain to focus exclusively on the suffragette movement. What took the country so long? Completed last year, it has finally made it to Japan, and in the light of all that’s happening ...

Helen Pankhurst: The suffragettes were just the beginning

| Jan 25, 2017

Helen Pankhurst: The suffragettes were just the beginning

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As women march to protest Donald Trump’s presidency and “Suffragette” is released in Japan, the words of Helen Pankhurst, activist and British suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst’s great-granddaughter, should resonate with many filmgoers. “It’s actually pretty wonderful to see your own great-grandmother in a movie,” says ...

'Great Gatsby' reunites Luhrmann, DiCaprio

Jun 14, 2013

'Great Gatsby' reunites Luhrmann, DiCaprio

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“The Great Gatsby” is a classic novel from 1925 that is often a required part of the school curriculum in North America. However, it has yet to become a classic film. Several attempts have been made, though. These include a 1949 Alan Ladd vehicle, ...