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Hirokazu Koreeda on his new drama about women with 'shadows'

Jun 17, 2015

Hirokazu Koreeda on his new drama about women with 'shadows'

by Mark Schilling

When Hirokazu Koreeda’s gently offbeat family drama “Umimachi Diary” (“Our Little Sister”) was screened in competition at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, both audiences and the media were enthusiastic — a story for the Reuters news agency described it as “Palme d’Or material.” But ...

'Mockingjay' rises toward a revolution

Jun 11, 2015

'Mockingjay' rises toward a revolution

by George Hadley-Garcia

Today’s Hollywood is great at catering to the superfan. Whether it’s the dedicated following that supports (or argues over) TV shows like “Game of Thrones,” “True Blood” or “The Walking Dead,” or the comic-book enthusiasts that salivate over every detail of a superhero flick ...

Surviving flamboyantly in a super-aged society

Jun 10, 2015

Surviving flamboyantly in a super-aged society

by Kaori Shoji

The older you get, the more you need to live in the city. Simone de Beauvoir once said that to her biographer, and it’s probably true. As an iconic presence on the streets of Paris until her death in 1986, de Beauvoir showed that ...