'Dear Etranger': When the family drama gets real

/ Aug 30, 2017

'Dear Etranger': When the family drama gets real

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Despite a career spanning nearly three decades, Yukiko Mishima hasn't appeared on many lists of up-and-coming Japanese female directors, mine included. One reason: She had a relatively late start, not releasing her first feature, a drama based on the Junichiro Tanizaki story "The Tatooer," ...

'Baby Driver': Things go fast with Baby on board

/ Aug 16, 2017

'Baby Driver': Things go fast with Baby on board

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Banzai to fossil fuels! Lots of love to gas-guzzlers! That's the basic sentiment behind "Baby Driver," which is all screeching tires and revving engines, unfolding to what has got to be the coolest movie soundtrack of 2017. Directed by Edgar Wright ("Hot Fuzz," "Shaun of ...