Unflinching survival epic recounts tsunami horror

Jun 14, 2013

Unflinching survival epic recounts tsunami horror

by Giovanni Fazio

Director Juan Antonio Bayona came out of nowhere — well, Barcelona and the world of music videos, actually — to drop “The Orphanage” on an unsuspecting world in 2007. This chilling and intelligent reinvention of the haunted-house genre went on to become No. 1 ...

'Jack the Giant Slayer'

Mar 15, 2013

'Jack the Giant Slayer'

by Kaori Shoji

A fantastical (and technically stunning) spin on a classic bedtime story, “Jack the Giant Slayer” doesn’t tell us anything new, but some moments may give nightmares to the under-12s. The fee-fi-fo-fum ambience is there, but director Bryan Singer (of “X-Men” franchise fame) instead mostly ...