Surviving the latest trend in American cinema

Mar 13, 2014

Surviving the latest trend in American cinema

by Kaori Shoji

Who is this man? The protagonist in “All is Lost” is also its sole character — an older (but astoundingly fit) stranded sailor portrayed by 77-year-old Robert Redford. He’s unnamed, and does not speak except for right at the beginning of the film when ...

Snyder ponders Superman's ultimate dilemma

Aug 29, 2013

Snyder ponders Superman's ultimate dilemma

by Kaori Shoji

Opening on the heels of that other summer blockbuster “Star Trek Into Darkness,” “Man of Steel” is no smaller in scale but feels much more personal. That’s probably because director Zack Snyder (“300,” “Sucker Punch”) is a hands-on kind of filmmaker, who secretly feels ...