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70s Rewind: HARRY AND WALTER GO TO NEW YORK, Only to Fizzle, Curiously

They sing! They dance! They romance! They ... fizzle, curiously, as it happens ... Harry (James Caan) and Walter (Elliott Gould) have been in vaudeville for years, but they have failed to make much of an impact. In 1892 Massachusetts,...

70s Rewind: COMES A HORSEMAN, James Caan and Jane Fonda in a Western

Who would follow up a tense, real-life political drama with a relaxed Western set in the 1940s? Alan J. Pakula, that's who. Pakula directed All the President's Men, which was released in April 1976, in the thick of the Watergate...

Los Cabos 2014 To Screen BOYHOOD, LIFE ITSELF, WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS, And More

The third edition of the Los Cabos film festival looks really, really great. During five days (November 12-16), the festival will be premiering in Mexico Richard Linklater's 12-years-in-the-making-epic, the acclaimed documentary on the late film critic Roger Ebert, the latest...

Review: THE TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA, Delightful For Children And Adults Alike

Director Takahata Isao's The Tale of the Princess Kaguya is a 10th century Japanese folk story which, despite some minor changes and an added love interest, is followed faithfully here. An old bamboo cutter, Okina is walking in the woods...

Enter To Win This Massive Prize Pack For THE TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA

Hoo boy. Have we got a giveaway for you! To celebrate the U.S. release of The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya this Friday, October 17th, we have a giveaway to ends all giveaways. Everything in this package is official Ghibli swag...

Fantastic Fest 2014: Awards Go To IT FOLLOWS, THE TALE OF PRINCESS KAGUYA, ALLELUIA, And More

Not to wax too nostalgic, but the awards show for Fantastic Fest 2014 is quite a bit different from the first one I attended back in 2006 for the festival's second edition. For one thing, it's much more elaborate. For another,...

Toronto 2014: THE TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA Gets A New North American Trailer

This upcoming first half of September, the Toronto International Film Festival 2014 will happen again. And one of the many treats there will be The Tale of The Princess Kaguya, the Studio Ghibli film by founder Takahata Isao. As Cameron...

Toronto 2014: Mavericks, Discovery, Kids, Studio Ghibli, And Even More Selections

Let's be honest: many film festivals would be happy to lead with the announcement of the films included in the Mavericks, Discovery, and Kids programs at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival. But Toronto is different, intent on maintaining a...

UPDATED: Studio Ghibli Stops Making Films...Temporarily

UPDATE: Since news first broke earlier today, more accurate translations of Suzuki Toshio's comments have now surfaced. The veteran Studio Ghibli producer talked about "big changes in all aspects of our operations" which could include a "short break" by the...

Review: BLOOD TIES Knots Up 1970s New York

To call Guillaume Canet's Blood Ties a love letter to the 1970s is a bit of an understatement. The Clive Owen, Billy Crudup brothers-on-opposite-sides-of-the-law drama absolutely oozes with 1970s nostalgia, from its impeccable costume and production design to its almost...

Review: THE OUTSIDER, Just Outside Of Being A Great Action Film

Without a doubt, Craig Fairbass is a physical presence in any film he is in. As much as The Outsider tries, though, his emotional output as a concerned father is outmatched by his stature and physical strength. Fairbass plays a British...

James Caan Gets His Evil Boss On In This Clip From THE OUTSIDER

You just get the feeling that things are not going to end well for the guy having the conversation with James Caan in this clip from upcoming actioner The Outsider. It stops right before you know Caan is going to...

Review: Takahata's THE TALE OF PRINCESS KAGUYA (aka THE TALE OF THE BAMBOO CUTTER) Is A Beautifully Evocative Fairy Tale

Studio Ghibli's second feature of the year has arrived with the release of director Takahata Isao's The Tale of Princess Kaguya. Due to a slight delay it arrives roughly three months behind Miyazaki's The Wind Rises, the original plan being...

Studio Ghibli's TALE OF THE BAMBOO CUTTER: Watch The First Trailer For Takahata's Latest Now!

Heads up, fans of famed Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli! The first teaser for studio co-founder Takahata Isao's upcoming feature Kaguya-hime no Monogatari (The Tale Of The Bamboo Cutter) has arrived online! We've known for some time now - thanks...

Takahata's New KAGUYA-HIME NO MONOGATARI Gets A Teaser!

Okaerinasai! That's Japanese for something like "Welcome back!" It took Studio Ghibli's other master animation director Takahata Isao (Grave of the Fireflies, Only Yesterday) a bloody damn while, but after years of absence he is finally returning to the scene....

Studio Ghibli Co-Founder Takahata Isao Returns To The Director's Chair With THE TALE OF THE BAMBOO CUTTER. See The First Poster.

Studio Ghibli co-founder Takahata Isao has been away from the director's chair for quite a long time now. His most recent directing credit is as part of 2003 anthology Winter Days. His most recent feature? 1999 effort My Neighbors The...