An unforgiving look at 'Unbroken' in Japan

Film / Reviews Feb 3, 2016

An unforgiving look at 'Unbroken' in Japan

by Giovanni Fazio

Flashback to 1983: Director Nagisa Oshima's "Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence," set during World War II in a Japanese-run POW camp in Java, is opening in theaters across Japan. It starred David Bowie with two huge local stars: comedian Beat Takeshi and musician Ryuichi Sakamoto. ...

Ratcheting violence on Belfast's streets in '71

Film / Reviews Jul 29, 2015

Ratcheting violence on Belfast's streets in '71

by James Hadfield

For the last three decades of the 20th century, Northern Ireland was mired in a toxic internecine conflict that came to be known as "the Troubles." Although bombings, assassinations, street battles and clashes with security forces claimed the lives of more than 3,600 people, ...