'20th Century Women': Smoke signals from the late 1970s

Film Jun 7, 2017

'20th Century Women': Smoke signals from the late 1970s

by Kaori Shoji

American culture in the mid-20th century begs a multitude of descriptions, but if I had to sum it up in one word, it would probably be "smoking." People chain-smoked through the Vietnam protests, Watergate scandal, Stonewall riots and innumerable other events, both historic and ...

High infidelity: Ayumi Ito reprises her role in 'Hirugao'

Film Jun 6, 2017

High infidelity: Ayumi Ito reprises her role in 'Hirugao'

by Matthew Hernon

A Japanese drama that instigated a nationwide debate about female infidelity and societal values, "Hirugao: Love Affairs in the Afternoon" has been made into a heart-wrenching movie that aims to have audiences reaching for the tissues. Set three years after the television series ended, the ...