2018's top-selling singer: Hugh Jackman

Entertainment News Jul 1, 2018

2018's top-selling singer: Hugh Jackman

Halfway through a year filled with new work from some of the most popular artists alive, the best-selling album is the soundtrack to a Hugh Jackman movie musical that never led the box office. "The Greatest Showman" has sold almost 4 million copies for Atlantic ...

Language no barrier to 'The River'

Stage Feb 18, 2015

Language no barrier to 'The River'

by Natsume Date

Playwright and director Go Aoki is one of today's many leading dramatists who emerged through the shōgekijō (small-scale youth theater) movement of the 1980s-2000s Though he founded his theater troupe Gring in 1997, and with it specialized in detailed and realistic conversational plays, he also ...

This tale of brutal vengeance is no fantasy

Film May 1, 2014

This tale of brutal vengeance is no fantasy

by Kaori Shoji

A thousand things can go wrong in a kidnapping investigation, and "Prisoners" goes through about 100 of them before you lose count. After that it's easy to blackout under the chokehold of desperation that defines both the film and its protagonist, Keller Dover (Hugh ...