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Japanese director Hikari’s ’37 Seconds’ wins prizes at Berlin Film Festival

Sun, 02/17/2019 - 00:49
Japanese director Hikari’s “37 Seconds” won the Audience Award in the Panorama section at the Berlin Film Festival on Saturday.The film, featuring amateur actress Mei ...

Berlin film festival gives top award to drama on fractured Israeli identity, ‘Synonyms’

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 22:00
A critical drama about an Israeli expatriate in Paris wrestling with his identity, “Synonyms” by director Nadav Lapid, won the Golden Bear top prize at ...

‘Japan Story’: History enlivened at every turn with flashes of wit

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 06:36
Christopher Harding's comprehensive "Japan Story" is an ultra-progressive account of modern Japanese history, ushering the often-ignored maverick women, socialist thinkers and doubters of the state ...

Discover new worlds beyond the ‘here and now’ with Nahoko Uehashi’s inventive fictions

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 06:34
Nahoko Uehashi revolutionized the fantasy genre in Japan with her naturalistic works of fiction, using her background as a cultural anthropologist to craft realistic imaginary ...

Chef Wolfgang Puck orders extra 100 kg of Miyazaki beef for exclusive Oscars after-party

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 22:09
Miyazaki wagyu beef has in the past proven so popular at the official Oscars after-party that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences ordered ...

In reversal of plans, Oscars will air all awards live

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 21:01
Following an outcry from many of the movie industry’s most prominent figures, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has reversed its decision to ...

Awards during commercial breaks and no host: Oscar organizers struggle to keep show relevant

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 02:14
From going without a host to handing out key awards during commercial breaks to a quickly nixed idea for a popular film category — Oscar ...

New tape shows R&B superstar R. Kelly having sex with minor, lawyer says

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 16:33
The lawyer representing a porn star in a legal battle with U.S. President Donald Trump said Thursday his office has previously unreleased footage of R&B ...

Chinese movies dodge Beijing censors to shine, spotlight taboos, at Berlin film fest

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 15:16
A moving Chinese epic looking at the aftermath of the Cultural Revolution, the one-child policy and forced abortion made it past censors to premiere at ...

Could ‘Shoplifters’ or ‘Mirai’ pick up an Oscar? The chances are slim but real

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 00:40
The 2019 Oscar race is entering its final stretch, with prognosticators already unveiling their lists of winners. This year two Japanese films are up for ...

Eyehategod spreads the sludge metal gospel

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 00:26
Eyehategod shouldn’t have lasted three decades.“I was there when we started the band and if you had told me back then that we were going ...

Netflix row overshadows Berlin premiere of film about Spanish lesbians ‘Elisa & Marcela’

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 14:58
A row over whether films produced for streaming platform Netflix should be shown at the Berlin Film Festival has overshadowed the premiere of “Elisa & ...

Twenty years after frontman Shinji Sato’s death, Fishmans is still walking in the rhythm

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 03:00
In the eternal present of modern listening, when the entire history of recorded sound is just a few clicks away, some music reverberates for longer. ...

‘Born Bone Born’: A family reunited by a skeletal bath

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 02:59
Having attended a few funerals here and seen dozens more on the screen, I thought I knew a bit about the ceremonies and rituals surrounding ...

Chai’s ‘Punk’ is an irrepressibly upbeat victory lap

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 02:58
For a band that made its name by bucking kawaii conventions, Chai can be awfully cute. On its second album, misleadingly titled “Punk,” the quartet ...

George Clooney compares Meghan Markle coverage to hounding of Princess Di

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 12:26
George Clooney is frustrated by the way the media is treating Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, comparing it to how the media covered Princess Diana.Clooney ...

Harrison Ford attacks Trump and other leaders who deny climate change

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 12:08
Hollywood veteran Harrison Ford on Tuesday attacked U.S. President Donald Trump and other world leaders who deny climate change saying they were “on the wrong ...

Crossing 70 years of Katsushika Hokusai

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 02:59
Featuring an astounding 480 prints, spanning the entire 70 years of Katushika Hokusai's career, the new Hokusai exhibition at the Mori Arts Center Gallery is ...

‘Le Corbusier and the Age of Purism’

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 02:58
Feb. 19-May 19Charles-Edouard Jeanneret (1887-1965), a pioneer of modern architecture also known as Le Corbusier, is well-known in Japan for designing the National Museum of ...

‘Hasutaro: Growth, Memory, and Rebirth’

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 02:57
Feb. 16-March 17Taki Tamada creates her artwork out of cardboard using an unusual method. She peels card into strips and rubs them until they have ...

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