'Mockingjay' rises toward a revolution

Jun 11, 2015

'Mockingjay' rises toward a revolution

by George Hadley-Garcia

Today’s Hollywood is great at catering to the superfan. Whether it’s the dedicated following that supports (or argues over) TV shows like “Game of Thrones,” “True Blood” or “The Walking Dead,” or the comic-book enthusiasts that salivate over every detail of a superhero flick ...

Kids with guns on film, blasting at the culture gap

Mar 22, 2013

Kids with guns on film, blasting at the culture gap

by Mark Schilling

Contemporary Japanese films are often extremely violent; the lives of ordinary Japanese, much less so. According to a multinational study by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Japan’s homicide rate in 2009 was 0.4 per 100,000 population, for a total of ...