'Unbroken' finally gets a break in Japan

Film | Wide Angle Nov 4, 2015

'Unbroken' finally gets a break in Japan

by Mark Schilling

For the better part of a year, "Unbroken" has been unwatchable in Japanese theaters. Angelina Jolie's biopic of Olympic athlete and World War II POW Louis "Louie" Zamperini was originally set for release here by distributor Toho-Towa, following its world premiere in Australia in November ...

Miyavi explores his 'Others' side on new album

Music Apr 17, 2015

Miyavi explores his 'Others' side on new album

by Matthew Hernon

Playing a sadistic real-life villain in the Angelina Jolie film "Unbroken" clearly took its toll on Takamasa Ishihara, who admits he wept and threw up as he prepared for his final scene. Now back in a more familiar role as the enigmatic musician Miyavi, ...

A longer look at the problems of 'Unbroken'

Film Jan 14, 2015

A longer look at the problems of 'Unbroken'

by Mark Schilling

Why can't "Unbroken" — Angelina Jolie's hit World War II drama — catch a break in Japan? There are presently no plans to release the film here in theaters, on DVD or online, even though it has a strong Japan focus as well as ...

Entertainment News Dec 16, 2014

'Yasukuni' director says 2007 film timelier than ever

With Angelina Jolie's film "Unbroken" about Japan's brutal treatment of prisoners during World War II being released this month, Chinese filmmaker Li Ying figures his 2007 anti-militarist documentary "Yasukuni" has only gained in relevance. The film, which had its British premiere last week, focuses on ...