Godzilla Resurgence: Japan Reboots Its Most Iconic Monster
By Jonathan DeHart
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?
Japan’s film industry is declining in terms of output. But that doesn’t necessarily mean an uncertain future.
A Weak Inception Reception?
The hit seems to be lagging in Japan, despite things like Ken Watanabe’s star power.
Asian Cannes Contenders
Several promising Asian selections have made it into next month’s festival line-up.
No. 1: Seven Samurai
It’s hardly contestable. This samurai movie by an iconic Japanese director tops our list.
No. 2: Godzilla
Over 50 years old, this iconic monster of a film is second on our countdown.
No. 3: Ringu
Spine-tingling ‘J-Horror’ movie that pioneered a revolution is third on our list.
No. 4: Spirited Away
The award-winning film by famed Japanese director is fourth most influential on our list.
3, 2, 1…Japanese Cinema
Now over 100 years old, Japan’s movie industry is a force to be reckoned with.
Gold Statue Power
New high-profile award for film may bring a media tidal wave to Japan.
Bear Hugs for Asia
Strong Asian flavors waft into latest international film event.