By now there are many films about single fathers, but for me the eye-opener was 1979’s “Kramer vs. Kramer.” In it, Dustin Hoffman plays a workaholic adman who struggles to raise his young son after being abandoned by his wife (Meryl Streep), but resists ...
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Ghosts that haunt the living for laughs have been Hollywood staples going back to at least “Topper.” In this 1937 comedy, a feckless young couple (Cary Grant and Constance Bennett) die in a car crash and, as ghosts, decide to bring fun to the ...
I was once an extra for film being shot in the dead of winter in Nagano Prefecture, playing a member of a media pack running down a snow-covered slope to an ambulance. To stand out, I kept a step behind the others through retake ...
From cinema closures to business as usual, the film industry in Japan is employing its own methods to keep people safe and still watching films across the country.
Honoka Matsumoto stars as a daughter working through issues stemming from her father's alcoholism in a film based on manga artist Mariko Kikuchi's autobiographical web comic.
Author and journalist Ryusho Kadota on how the nation's handling of the 3/11 triple disaster bodes for its ongoing response to COVID-19.
Ken Watanabe and Koichi Sato star in the first film dramatization of the meltdown at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant.
Masataka Kubota plays a doomed boxer who takes on the yazuka in Takashi Miike's newest film.
Kaho plays a frustrated housewife who engages in a passionate tryst with a former boyfriend in Yukiko Mishima's latest film.
Artist and director Mika Ninagawa launches new streaming about the lives of Tokyo's bright young things and their quest for recognition