'Life' provides the chills of a sci-fi horror

Film / Reviews Jul 12, 2017

'Life' provides the chills of a sci-fi horror

by Kaori Shoji

Hot and humid Japanese summers call for kaidan, scary stories that send shivers down the spine. In the days before we had air conditioning, kids would gather around after dinner to tell and listen to those terrifying tales in an effort to chill out ...

'Life' tears down the myth of James Dean

Film / Reviews Dec 16, 2015

'Life' tears down the myth of James Dean

by Kaori Shoji

If you're reading this and not some rogue, jump-the-gun review of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," it means you and I are friends forever. This is the day — 24 hours before the opening of the latest chapter in the "Star Wars" franchise — ...