Surviving the latest trend in American cinema

Film Mar 13, 2014

Surviving the latest trend in American cinema

by Kaori Shoji

Who is this man? The protagonist in "All is Lost" is also its sole character — an older (but astoundingly fit) stranded sailor portrayed by 77-year-old Robert Redford. He's unnamed, and does not speak except for right at the beginning of the film when ...

Who says you're lonely just because you're alone?

Film Nov 21, 2013

Who says you're lonely just because you're alone?

by Kaori Shoji

When "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" was published in 1999, some schools in the United States banned it from their libraries and reading lists for its depictions of graphic sexual scenes, drugs, homosexuality and teen pregnancy — the usual suspects. Of course, this ...

'The Perks of Being a Wallflower'

Film / Reviews Nov 21, 2013

'The Perks of Being a Wallflower'

by Kaori Shoji

It's not often you run into a film that makes you feel 16 years old again — and kinda good about it. An ode to the awkward years (or to the people who went through them) when each day was a nerve-racking ordeal involving ...