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Scarlett Johansson Reteams With ‘Ghost in the Shell’ Director for True-Life Massage Parlor Film ‘Rub & Tug’

Scarlett Johannson is reteaming with Rupert Sanders, who directed her in Ghost in the Shell, for Rub & Tug, a drama about a true-life sexually ambivalent massage parlor owner.

‘Outrage Coda’: Film Review | Filmart 2018

'Outrage Coda' marks the final installment in the 'Outrage' series from Japanese filmmaker Takeshi Kitano, who also stars.

‘Ghost in the Shell’: Film Review

Scarlett Johansson stars as a cybernetic superhero in 'Ghost in the Shell,' director Rupert Sanders' live-action update of the Japanimation classic by Mamoru Oshii.

‘While the Women Are Sleeping’ (‘Onna ga Nemurutoki’): Berlin Review

Iconic Japanese actor Beat Takeshi is a mysterious voyeur in Wayne Wang's Japanese thriller.

‘The Dork, the Girl and the Douchebag’ (‘Kuzu to Busu to Gesu’): Rotterdam Review

Japanese enfant terrible Yosuke Okuda returns to Rotterdam as director and star of a comically twisted tale with dodgy scams and drug deals aplenty.

‘Anguish,’ ‘Cherry Tree’ Nab World Premieres at Fantasia Film Festival

The genre event will also give a special screening for the Charlize Theron and Christina Hendricks-starrer 'Dark Places.'

‘Chasuke’s Journey’ (‘Ten no Chasuke’): Berlin Review

Sabu's Berlinale competition title features Japanese star Kenichi Matsuyama as a heavenly tea boy who returns to human society to save his long-admired object of affection.

Takeshi Kitano Receives Tokyo Film Fest’s Samurai Award, Slams Local Industry

The iconic actor-director criticized the way Japan's major studios control his country's Oscar submissions process

Outrage Beyond: Venice Review

Leaner on violence than 2010's "Outrage," this sequel should prove another hit in Japan while finding favor internationally among Takeshi Kitano's culty fan base.

New Movie Reviews: ‘Shame,’ ‘Sleeping Beauty,’ ‘Coriolanus’ Hitting Theaters

What is THR's critical take on the films getting released Friday?