Machiko Kyo, Japanese Actress, Dies at 95

Machiko Kyo, an actress who starred in some of the most internationally acclaimed Japanese films of the postwar era, died in Tokyo on Sunday at age 95, her former studio Toho announced Tuesday. The ...

‘A Star is Born’: Will Lady Gaga break the Oscar curse?

‘A Star is Born’: Will Lady Gaga break the Oscar curse? Bradley Cooper‘s remake of “A Star is Born” has reaped bids with 12 of the 13 guilds that hand out awards but has yet to win with any of the six heard from so far. Cooper was widely expected to take ...

‘A Star is Born’ at the Oscars: Can Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper overcome the curse?

‘A Star is Born’ at the Oscars: Can Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper overcome the curse? Bradley Cooper‘s remake of “A Star is Born” underperformed at Sunday’s Golden Globes winning just one of its five races: Lady Gaga shared in the prize for Best Original Song (“Shallow”). Could these ...

An Actor’s Revenge

An Actor’s Revenge Blu ray Criterion 1963 / Color / 2.39:1 / 113 Min. / Street Date February 20, 2018 Starring Kazuo Hasegawa Cinematography by Setsuo Kobayashi Written by Daisuke Itô, Teinosuke ...

Lone Wolf & Cub: the best comic book movie franchise ever?

Craig Lines Apr 5, 2017 Marvel? DC? They have their moments, but how about Shogun Assassin, and in turn, the Lone Wolf & Cub movies? Like most western viewers, I came to the Lone Wolf & Cub series ...

The South-East Asian Individuals that won an Oscar

After the films from the area that won an Oscar, it is time to present the individual awards. As you will see, the winners are many since they have begun netting the golden statue since 1954. Haing ...

The South East-Asian films that won an Oscar

The first successes of Asian films in the Oscars occured during the 50’s, when the award for Foreign-Language Film was not yet introduced and the Academy presented Special/Honorary awards to the best ...

David Reviews Nagisa Oshima’s Death By Hanging [Criterion Blu-Ray Review]

With the exception of several crowd-pleasing samurai epics (like Zatoichi and Three Outlaw Samurai) and a few bargain-priced historical costume dramas (such as The Ballad of Narayama and Gate of ...

Criterion Picks on Fandor: Directing in Color

Each week, the fine folks at Fandor add a number of films to their Criterion Picks area, which will then be available to subscribers for the following twelve days. This week, the Criterion Picks focus ...

The Forgotten: Spirit Over Substance

Teinosuke Kinugasa is best-known in the West for Gate of Hell (1953), with its court intrigues in luminous color, and for A Page of Madness (a.k.a. A Page out of Order, 1926), which can be considered ...

Orc Wars (2013) Movie Trailer: Marine fights Monsters at Gate of Hell

Orc Wars Trailer. Kohl Glass‘ Orc Wars (2013) movie trailer, a film co-produced by Mem Ferda, stars Rusty Joiner, Masiela Lusha, Wesley John, Isaac C. Singleton Jr., and Maclain Nelson. Orc Wars‘ plot ...

John D Wilson obituary

Innovative animator whose credits include Lady and the Tramp, Petroushka and Grease The pioneering animator John David Wilson, who has died aged 93, launched his studio, Fine Arts Films, in 1955 and ...

Massive, 50% Off Criterion Collection Blu-ray Sale at Amazon

Amazon is having a massive sale on Criterion Collection titles, virtually all of them listed at 50% off and I have included more than 115 of the available titles directly below along with a selection ...

Massive, 50% Off Criterion Collection Blu-ray Sale at Amazon

Amazon is having a massive sale on Criterion Collection titles, virtually all of them listed at 50% off and I have included more than 115 of the available titles directly below along with a selection ...

DVD Review: ‘Gate of Hell’ Gets Extra-Free Criterion Release

Chicago – Beneath every honorable warrior is a cold-hearted opportunist hell-bent on dominating his victimized prey at all costs. That’s a theory indelibly illustrated by Teinosuke Kinugasa’s revered ...

Criterion Collection: Gate of Hell | Blu-ray review

Teinosuke Kinugasa’s glorious and vibrant masterpiece, Gate of Hell, excitingly receives a Criterion digital remastering this month, a certifiable occasion because this not only recreates the film’s ...

'Hyde Park on Hudson' and Cronenberg's 'Naked Lunch' on DVD and Blu-ray This Week

When Gabriel Iglesias: Aloha Fluffy, whatever that is, is the top-selling new release at Amazon out of all the new releases this week you know it's not exactly a stellar line-up. That said, here's the ...

In April, Criterion Has a Naked Lunch with Richard III, Repo Man & Pierre Etaix at the Gate of Hell

Every month the folks at Criterion Collection select a number of classic and contemporary films deemed culturally and/or artistically significant and then take great pains to remaster them for a ...

New on DVD and Blu-ray: 'Hyde Park on Hudson' and More

This week: Bill Murray as President Franklin D. Roosevelt is the highlight of "Hyde Park on Hudson," which should in no way be considered a historically accurate account of Fdr's meeting with the King ...

New DVD Blu-Ray: 'Naked Lunch' Criterion, 'Hyde Park on Hudson'

Moviefone's Blu-ray of the Week "Naked Lunch" Criterion Collection What's It About? William S. Borroughs's landmark ode to drug use was never going to be coherently adapted for the big screen, so ...

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