When interviewing the codirectors of "Party Monster" -- Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, along with James St. James, author of the book on which the movie's based -- the hardest thing was to get them to hype their own film. After fielding questions on kosu-purei ("costume play") and bars in Shinjuku's 2-chome, the subject finally turned to "Party Monster."

An author and the directors on good terms -- now that's something you don't see every day.

FB: That's an interesting point. Because authors always whinge about how their books have been raped.