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Hirokazu Kore-eda Discusses His Upcoming Samurai-Themed Project

Japanese filmmakers Hirokazu Kore-eda was a big winner at last night’s Asian Film Awards in Hong Kong. For the second consecutive year, Kore-eda captured the Best Director title, this time for his latest feature, Monster. The prolific director had won the prize a year ago for Broker, a Korean-language film. Discussing his most recent award,…

Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s ‘Evil Does Not Exist’ Takes Top Honors at BFI London Film Festival

Japanese director Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s Evil Does Not Exist has won the top prize at this year’s BFI London Film Festival, which closed today. In announcing the award, the jury stated: “Subtle, cinematic and underscored by fully realized performances, Hamaguchi’s assured drama supersedes the sum of its parts. online pharmacy buy rybelsus online with best prices…

Sideshow and Janus to Distribute Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s ‘Evil Does Not Exist’

@Evil Does Not Exist Sideshow and Janus Films have acquired the North American distribution rights to Evil Does Not Exist, a new feature by Japanese director Ryusuke Hamaguchi.Hamaguchi’s Oscar-winning 2021 film Drive My Car had also been a Sideshow/Janus property. In announcing the deal, the two distributors said in a joint statement: “Hamaguchi is a…

Japanese Star Hidetoshi Nishijima Signed by Creative Artists Agency (CAA)

@Hidetoshi Nishijima Japanese superstar Hidetoshi Nishijima has signed up with the New York-based Creative Artists Agency (CAA) for representation, Variety has reported. The 52-year-old Nishijima starred in Drive My Car, the 2021 film that captured an Academy Award for best international feature film, which received Oscar nominations in four categories. The actor has several other…

Japan Submits Director Chie Hayakawa’s Cannes Winning title “Plan 75” for the Oscar Entry

After director Ryûsuke Hamaguchi’s “Drive My Car” garnered every prestigious critic awards and the Oscar last year, Japan hopes to repeat its success with Chie Hayakawa’s debut feature film, “Plan 75” which government program Plan 75 encourages senior citizens to be euthanized to remedy an aged society. An elderly woman whose means of survival are vanishing,…

BAFTA Awards 2022: Full list of Winners!

The 75th British Academy of Film Awards were presented Sunday. London’s Royal Albert Hall held an in-person event after going virtual in 2021 due to the pandemic. With Oscar front-runner The Power of the Dog hanging on to win the big two prizes of the night—best picture and director Jane Campion—Dune cleaned up some of the categories…

MoviePass Set to Relaunch This Summer with New Credit System

MoviePass, the infamous subscription-based movie ticketing service that filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in early 2020, is set to relaunch this summer. The company is set to revamp its business model by allowing its users to roll their credits over month to month, and also trade or share their credits with other users, Variety is…

Oscar Nominees Announced – ‘The Power of the Dog’ Leads, ‘Drive My Car’ Makes the Cut in Best Picture

Nominations for the 94th Academy Awards were announced this morning by actors Leslie Jordan and Tracee Ellis Ross in twenty-three categories. The overall nominations leader is The Power of the Dog with 12 bids, including four acting nominations. Next up was Dune with ten bids, though it missed an expected mention for director Denis Villeneuve,…

Film Review – ‘Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy’ Examines the Way We Speak and What We Actually Say

The moments we spend in conversation with other people can be informative both for what is said and what is left unsaid. A continued exchange of words doesn’t necessarily translate to a clear communication, and one person may be trying to express something that doesn’t come across at all or is purposely vague in an…

Film Review – ‘Drive My Car’ is a Compelling Look at Loss and the Power of Words and Memory

A person’s vehicle can hold a particular significance, even if it’s difficult to understand from the outside why that is. Those who commute to work on a bus or train may take solace in the short time they have to spend with their own thoughts on the way to a hectic and noise-filled day at…

Golden Globe Winners Led by ‘West Side Story,’ ‘The Power of the Dog,’ and ‘Succession’

The 79th Golden Globe Awards were handed out tonight, but not in traditional fashion. After reports of the group’s lack of diversity in its membership and their eagerness to accept very generous gifts, NBC had announced that it would not air the broadcast this year. The postponement of other awards ceremonies due to the pandemic…