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 faces of the Tokyo International Film Festival 2017

Culture Oct 27, 2017

The faces of the Tokyo International Film Festival 2017

The 30th Tokyo International Film Festival, which opened on Wednesday, is screening a variety of cinema from all over the world at various venues in Tokyo. The festival runs until Nov. 3, when the jury will announce the winning films from the competition. In collaboration ...

Getting close to Ryuichi Sakamoto

Film | Wide Angle Oct 26, 2017

Getting close to Ryuichi Sakamoto

by Kaori Shoji

Stephen Nomura Schible refrains from saying whether he and musician Ryuichi Sakamoto are friends, or even close, despite having filmed a documentary about him. "When I'm in the U.S., everyone refers to him by his first name, but in my mind and when I'm in ...