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Juliette Binoche gets to see the 'real' Japan in 'Vision'

Jun 13, 2018

Juliette Binoche gets to see the 'real' Japan in 'Vision'

"It's so warm in here!" exclaims Juliette Binoche. "You know in (Michael) Haneke's film, I have a scene where I kind of suffocate and I think that I'm going to die? It feels like that! Do you think you can open the window?" The grande ...

'Deadpool 2': A tad tame but still a ton of fun

/ May 30, 2018

'Deadpool 2': A tad tame but still a ton of fun

Blame it on the Bat. For a brief period, Deadpool seemed like the most subversive player on the cinematic superhero circuit, deflating the genre's pretensions with a barrage of self-referential humor and fourth wall-breaking asides. But after last year's "The Lego Batman Movie," he's ...

'Isle of Dogs': Mutt ado about nothing?

/ May 23, 2018

'Isle of Dogs': Mutt ado about nothing?

If you've ever flipped on a TV in a hotel room in a country whose language you don't understand, you'll know what it's like to try to grasp for meaning when all the usual semantic signposts are gone. In "Isle of Dogs," Wes Anderson's latest ...