Masaaki Yuasa: Anime for the discerning fan

Film Oct 25, 2018

Masaaki Yuasa: Anime for the discerning fan

by James Hadfield

Masaaki Yuasa is one of the most exciting directors working in Japanese animation today, with a three-decade career behind him. Yet until last year, you may not even have heard of him. Long the filmmaker of choice for discerning anime fans, the 53-year-old has ...

The meteoric rise of Mayu Matsuoka

Film Oct 18, 2018

The meteoric rise of Mayu Matsuoka

by Mark Schilling

As a film critic, I occasionally come across something on the screen that sets off fireworks in my brain. It happened with Sakura Ando's explosive performance as a desperate boxer in "100 Yen Love" and with the funny, surprising and moving zombie comedy "One ...