Hanks, Sting lead list of Kennedy Center honorees

Sep 5, 2014

Hanks, Sting lead list of Kennedy Center honorees

Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks and British rock-pop legend Sting are among the recipients of this year’s Kennedy Center Honors, the highest U.S. award for living performing artists. U.S. actress Lily Tomlin, soul singer Al Green and ballerina Patricia McBride round out the list of ...

Second opinion: Our Top 3 films in cross-review

Dec 26, 2013

Second opinion: Our Top 3 films in cross-review

by Mark Schilling

Regular JT film critics Mark Schilling, Kaori Shoji and Giovanni Fazio got together at the Uplink theater/restaurant in Shibuya to talk about each other’s No. 1 films for 2013: “Cloud Atlas” (Fazio), “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” (Shoji) and “Kaguya-hime no Monogatari (The ...

'Cloud Atlas'

Mar 15, 2013

'Cloud Atlas'

by Giovanni Fazio

‘The nature of our immortal lives lies in the consequences of our actions.” Thus spake Sonmi-451, a Fabricant, one of many identical cloned slaves in the post-eco-apocalyptic future depicted in “Cloud Atlas,” the phenomenal new film codirected by Lana and Andy Wachowski of “The ...