'Florence Foster Jenkins': Not quite a nightingale

Nov 30, 2016

'Florence Foster Jenkins': Not quite a nightingale

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‘Florence Foster Jenkins” is a fairy tale of glorious optimism and unclouded love. The titular lady (a real-life New York heiress and socialite during the 1940s) goes chasing after her dream of becoming an opera singer with a mountain of passion but zero talent. ...

Stars come out for Tokyo film festival opening

Oct 25, 2016

Stars come out for Tokyo film festival opening

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The 29th Tokyo International Film Festival marked its opening Tuesday afternoon with a traditional red carpet ceremony that was heavy on Asian stars and filmmakers. With the festival abandoning its modern, eco-friendly “green carpet” this year, domestic stars dominated the promenade at the Roppongi ...

'The Iron Lady'

Mar 16, 2012

'The Iron Lady'

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In 1990, Ian (my brother’s friend from Sheffield, England) came over to the house and showed us a fax that had been sent by his family. There was only one sentence, and it said: “You can come home now, she’s gone.” And that was ...