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Godzilla Resurgence: Japan Reboots Its Most Iconic Monster
June 06, 2016

Godzilla Resurgence: Japan Reboots Its Most Iconic Monster

By Jonathan DeHart
After a twelve-year hiatus, Godzilla returns to theaters in Japan this July, and could be more relevant than ever.

Asians Dent Hollywood
November 03, 2010

Asians Dent Hollywood

There might be notably more Asian faces in Hollywood these days. But will they be making a lasting mark?

Japanese Cinema Lull?
November 02, 2010

Japanese Cinema Lull?

Japan’s film industry is declining in terms of output. But that doesn’t necessarily mean an uncertain future.

A Weak Inception Reception?
August 03, 2010

A Weak Inception Reception?

The hit seems to be lagging in Japan, despite things like Ken Watanabe’s star power.

Asian Cannes Contenders
April 19, 2010

Asian Cannes Contenders

Several promising Asian selections have made it into next month’s festival line-up.

No. 1: Seven Samurai
March 26, 2010

No. 1: Seven Samurai

It’s hardly contestable. This samurai movie by an iconic Japanese director tops our list.

No. 2: Godzilla
March 25, 2010

No. 2: Godzilla

Over 50 years old, this iconic monster of a film is second on our countdown.

No. 3: Ringu
March 24, 2010

No. 3: Ringu

Spine-tingling ‘J-Horror’ movie that pioneered a revolution is third on our list.

No. 4: Spirited Away
March 23, 2010

No. 4: Spirited Away

The award-winning film by famed Japanese director is fourth most influential on our list.

3, 2, 1…Japanese Cinema
March 19, 2010

3, 2, 1…Japanese Cinema

Now over 100 years old, Japan’s movie industry is a force to be reckoned with.

March 10, 2010

Gold Statue Power

New high-profile award for film may bring a media tidal wave to Japan.

Bear Hugs for Asia
February 22, 2010

Bear Hugs for Asia

Strong Asian flavors waft into latest international film event.

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