Issey Ogata finds wonderland in Riga in 'Magic Kimono'

Film Jun 28, 2017

Issey Ogata finds wonderland in Riga in 'Magic Kimono'

by Mark Schilling

Issey Ogata has built his career on virtuoso one-man theater shows in which he changes characters, from drunken salaryman to female fishmonger, as easily as other actors change clothes, while amusing audiences and winning critical accolades with sui generis portrayals that dig down to ...

'Silence': A test of faith — and of patience

Film / Reviews Jan 18, 2017

'Silence': A test of faith — and of patience

by James Hadfield

After spending nearly 30 years shepherding his adaptation of Shusaku Endo's "Silence" to the screen, Martin Scorsese may be starting to feel as forsaken as the book's Jesuit protagonist, abandoned by an uncommunicative and apparently uncaring God. The movie has been roundly ignored by ...