'Zero': Practicing kindness in life and in love

Film / Reviews Apr 23, 2020

'Zero': Practicing kindness in life and in love

by Mark Schilling

In Japan, people with mental illnesses have long been stigmatized, marginalized and isolated from broader society. In 2009, documentary filmmaker Kazuhiro Soda released “Mental,” a film about Masatomo Yamamoto, an elderly psychiatrist in Okayama Prefecture who respected his patients as individuals and built close ...

Netflix to air Naomi Osaka documentary series

Tennis Feb 15, 2020

Netflix to air Naomi Osaka documentary series

by Ed Odeven

Two-time Grand Slam singles winner Naomi Osaka will be featured in an upcoming documentary series to air on Netflix, and the project has the backing of one of global sports' most prominent individuals. The Uninterrupted, the media brand founded by NBA superstar LeBron James and ...

'Shinjuku Tiger': A story of one man and his mask

Film / Reviews Mar 20, 2019

'Shinjuku Tiger': A story of one man and his mask

by Matt Schley

Spend enough time on the streets of Shinjuku, and you'll eventually spot a flamboyantly dressed figure in a tiger mask carrying fake flowers, stuffed animals and a boombox. This is Shinjuku Tiger, the subject of a documentary of the same name out this week. Tiger-san, ...