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Katherine Waterston discusses making magic in ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 02:43
From the get-go, “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” makes it clear that the new installment of J.K. Rowling’s “Fantastic Beasts” franchise will be gloomier ...

‘Last Tango In Paris’ director Bernardo Bertolucci dies at 77

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 12:40
Italian film director Bernardo Bertolucci, whose films include “Last Tango In Paris” and “1900,” died on Monday aged 77.Considered one of the giants of world ...

‘Last Tango In Paris’ director Bernardo Bertolucci dies at 77

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 02:55
Italian filmmaker Bernardo Bertolucci, who won Oscars with “The Last Emperor” and whose erotic drama “Last Tango in Paris” enthralled and shocked the world, died ...

After rescue from conflict, Gaza’s only grand piano makes public debut

Sun, 11/25/2018 - 17:37
The only grand piano in the Gaza Strip is debuting to the public for the first time in over a decade after its restoration.Japanese and ...

Magician and actor Ricky Jay of ‘Boogie Nights’ fame dies at 72

Sun, 11/25/2018 - 16:03
Ricky Jay, a magician, historian of oddball entertainers and actor who appeared in “Boogie Nights” and other films, has died. He was 72.Jay died of ...

Netflix anime welcomes the dark side

Sun, 11/25/2018 - 02:00
As manga artist Go Nagai celebrates the 50th anniversary of "Shameless School," first published in the debut edition of Shonen Jump magazine, Netflix releases his ...

‘The Frolic of the Beasts’: A Mishima classic, roused from its long hibernation

Sat, 11/24/2018 - 06:38
Andrew Clare has published an impressive array of translations of novels by Japanese authors, all while putting in long hours at the corporate coalface. Now, ...

Ryotaro Shiba’s ‘Clouds Above the Hill’: A gift to anyone wanting to deepen their knowledge of modern Japan

Sat, 11/24/2018 - 06:36
"Clouds Above the Hill" portrays, in rich detail, the first generation to grow up in the Meiji Era and culminates in Japan's surprising victory in ...

‘Apocrypha: The Legend of Babymetal’: A triumphant artistic manifestation of Babymetal hits

Sat, 11/24/2018 - 06:34
"Apocrypha: The Legend of Babymetal," illustrated by G.M.B. Chomichuk, is a surreal multigenre manga that elaborates on "kawaii metal" band Babymetal's origin story.

Yellow Magic Orchestra go big and go home

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 02:15
Yellow Magic Orchestra made its 1980 American debut on the legendary American dance show “Soul Train” performing a cover of “Tighten Up” by Archie Bell ...

The Stylistics: Philly soul comes to Japan

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 02:07
Fresh from a 29-date tour of the British Isles, and celebrating their 50th anniversary year, Philadelphia soul icons The Stylistics are setting up camp in ...

YMO’s Yukihiro Takahashi celebrates a pair of 40th anniversaries

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 01:54
The past few years have been a boom time for Japanese reissues, as labels dredge up everything from ambient obscurities to glossy disco-pop for the ...

‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’: Wizards and wands, but no magic

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 02:30
Quick: what’s a good spell against boredom? After getting off to a nimble start with “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” in 2016, J.K. ...

‘Gangoose’: A modern take on old-school heists

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 02:30
Heist movies play to everyone’s dream of easy money, earned by criminal smarts and daring. But a convention of the genre, going back to Stanley ...

Colleague’s film captures final days of legendary war reporter Marie Colvin

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 16:35
“Legendary” is a hard-won adjective. But by the time she was killed six years ago in Homs, Syria, by President Bashar Assad’s forces, Marie Colvin ...

‘Romantic Russia’

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 01:38
Nov. 23-Jan. 27During the late 19th century, a number of young artists left the Russian Imperial Academy of Arts and established the Wanderers, a group ...

Bruce Nachbar brings Hollywood know-how to Japanese filmmaking

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 01:31
The Japanese film industry may be the second-biggest in Asia, but to Hollywood it is still an island unto itself, its inner workings little understood. ...

Japan’s artistic rebels of the 1980s

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 01:31
While nothing so much as an epochal rupture occurred, 1980s' artists in Japan were reactive to the lingering concerns of the '70s — in that ...

‘Quattro Ragazzi: Hopes and Illusions of the Momoyama Renaissance’

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 01:30
Nov. 23-Jan. 27In 2015, when photographer and artist Hiroshi Sugimoto was traveling in Vicenza, northern Italy, he was inspired by the Olympic Theater’s late 16th-century ...

“Grand Open’: Marvelous Liberation’

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 01:29
Nov. 22-Jan. 26Chim↑Pom — artists Ryuta Ushiro, Yasutaka Hayashi, Ellie, Masataka Okada, Motomu Inaoka and Toshinori Mizuno — has built an international reputation for unusual ...

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