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Japan Cuts 2016 Turns 10, With Major Stars, Parties, Lots Of Sono Sion, An Android Actor, And More

Japan Cuts, North America’s premier festival of contemporary Japanese film, celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, screening at Japan Society July 14-24. It’s hard to believe it’s already been 10 years for this always exciting, challenging, and stimulating festival, a...

Ithaca 2015 Unveils Second Wave

Upstate New York is in for a crazy mix of cinema next month --- the 2015 Ithaca International Fantastic Film Festival lifted the lid on its second wave of features today. (You can read about our first wave announcement here.) Additions...

Toronto 2015 Review: Sono's WHISPERING STAR Is A Hushed-Tone Oddity, Even By Sono's Standards

In a career positively littered with oddball entries, Sono Sion's The Whispering Star may very well prove to be the most oddball, the most niche entry in the director's lengthy canon. And, surprisingly, this is because he chooses the path...

Toronto 2015: Check Out The Teaser For Sono's THE WHISPERING STAR

Sono Sion's latest project, the sci-fi film The Whispering Star, premiered two nights ago at the Toronto International Film Festival, and just ahead of this date, the film's first teaser has appeared online.Much has been made of Sono's pace this...