Meryl Streep pipes up on doing what you love

Dec 8, 2016

Meryl Streep pipes up on doing what you love

One of the best lines uttered in Stephen Frears' film "Florence Foster Jenkins" comes from Meryl Streep in the role of Florence — which the actress gracefully repeats for me during her interview for The Japan Times. "Florence said, 'People can say she couldn't sing, ...

Wanted: Four women to save the world

Aug 11, 2016

Wanted: Four women to save the world

In 1989, "Ghostbusters II" was released in theaters where it did well in terms of profit, less so in terms of critical response. Reviews didn't matter, though — the original 1984 film was so popular that fans couldn't wait to see a third sequel. They ...

Entering the mind of an icon in 'Steve Jobs'

Feb 11, 2016

Entering the mind of an icon in 'Steve Jobs'

With roles in films such as "300," "Inglourious Basterds" and the "X-Men" series, Michael Fassbender, 38, is no stranger to action. "I've learned to enjoy action movies," he tells The Japan Times. "They're more difficult than they look, with the special effects and assorted physical, ...