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Japanese Director Naomi Kawase Accused of Violence Towards Staff

Japanese auteur and Cannes favorite Naomi Kawase has been accused of violent behavior towards her staff and crew, including an assault that left an employee’s face swollen.

Cult Japanese Director Sion Sono Accused of Multiple Sexual Assaults

Japanese director Sion Sono has been accused by two women of sexual assault and offering parts in his films in return for sex. A longtime international festival favorite who directed Nicolas Cage and Nick Cassavetes in last year’s Prisoners of the Ghostland, Sono, 60, has yet to respond to the allegations made in the Shukan […]

Japan’s Film Industry Rocked by Sexual Assault Allegations Against Prominent Director

The Japanese entertainment industry may finally be having its #MeToo moment as a director and actor face sexual assault allegations from seven actresses, including claims they worked together in targeting young women. The film Honeymoon (Mitsugetsu) had been due to hit screens today. But the sight of the director Hideo Sakaki, 51, promoting a film […]

‘Godzilla vs. Kong’: Film Review

Alexander Skarsgård, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall and Brian Tyree Henry head the cast in this epic smackdown between two monster-movie legends, both of them also facing a man-made threat.

Amazon Beams Up ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Animated Series for Multiple Territories

Amazon Prime Video has picked up 'Star Trek: Lower Decks' for a number of international territories, including the U.K. and Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and India.

Tokyo: 5 Questions with Japan’s Leading Auteur Hirokazu Kore-eda

Hirokazu Kore-Eda, arguably Japan's most esteemed contemporary auteur, is a ubiquitous presence at the Tokyo International Film Festival in 2020 and The Hollywood Reporter got to ask him five pressing questions. 

Execs Behind Sony’s Brad Pitt Action Film ‘Bullet Train’ Explain Why More Japanese Adaptations Are Heading to Hollywood

Yuma Terada and Ryosuke Saegusa, co-founders of Tokyo-based management company CTB, explain why Hollywood often whiffs when it adapts beloved Japanese IP and how they plan to streamline rights sales to bring more contemporary Japanese storytelling to the world.

‘Little Women,’ Big Crowds: Denmark, Japan Give Cinemas Hope for Post-Corona Recovery

In a positive sign for the international box office in the post-coronavirus world, Greta Gerwig's period drama 'Little Women' has a strong start in Japan and Denmark, two countries that have recently reopened cinemas.

Ken Watanabe, Jessie Buckley Join ‘Cottontail’ (Exclusive)

Jessie Buckley and Ken Watanabe have joined drama 'Cottontail,' which is being shot in Japan and the U.K. and launching at the American Film Market.

‘The Truth’ (‘La vérité’): Film Review | Venice 2019

Catherine Deneuve plays a veteran French screen star whose newly published memoir stirs up unresolved feelings in her daughter, played by Juliette Binoche, in 'The Truth,' writer-director Hirokazu Kore-eda's latest study of familial bonds.

‘To the Ends of the Earth’: Film Review | Locarno 2019

J-pop star Atsuko Maeda leads veteran writer-director Kiyoshi Kurosawa's Japanese-Uzbek drama 'To the Ends of the Earth,' the closing film at this year's Locarno International Film Festival.

‘My Fair Lady’ Gets 8K Restoration

'My Fair Lady' gets an 8K resolution; will air on Japan's 8K NHK channel.