'Southpaw': Boxing that lacks punching power

Film / Reviews Jun 1, 2016

'Southpaw': Boxing that lacks punching power

by Kaori Shoji

Just because you've seen this story before doesn't mean you shouldn't see it again ... I think. "Southpaw" is an excessive, some may even say maniacal, retread of boxing movie classics such as the "Rocky" franchise, "The Fighter" and "Raging Bull. But it's so ...

‘Spotlight’: a beacon for investigative journalism

Film Apr 13, 2016

‘Spotlight’: a beacon for investigative journalism

by Kaori Shoji

In 1976 the film "All the President's Men" portrayed the true story of Washington Post reporters Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward (Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford) uncovering the Watergate Scandal. It wasn't the first time in cinema that journalists took center stage, but it ...