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Popcorn Preview: Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter

Leslie Sisman | Posted 05.20.2015 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

We first encounter Kumiko as she walks along the water's edge wearing her oversized red hoodie and carrying a piece of white cloth. Her footprints follow the line of the serf.

The Berlinale Diaries: Opening Night and Why Cinema Can Heal the World

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 04.08.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

I'm all for films, as Jafar Panahi says in his latest Taxi, showing here in Berlinale: "All films are worth watching; it just depends on your taste." But perhaps I wish, deep down inside, as a human being, that our collective taste was just more about peace and love. Without so much blood, so many guns.

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: 47 Ronin

Dan Persons | Posted 03.01.2014 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

47 Ronin, the historical fantasy mash-up, may not be the high-water-mark in fantastic film for 2013. But it certainly makes for some corking entertainment.

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Pacific Rim

Dan Persons | Posted 09.14.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Pacific Rim is Tombstone pizza when you asked for Lombardi's, McDonald's when you wanted Shake Shack: A passable example of something that was never going to be the pinnacle of sophistication to begin with, but could have been so much better.

Cinefantastique's Here's What's Going On: Guillermo del Toro on Pacific Rim

Dan Persons | Posted 09.11.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

You can't dream this stuff up... The finer points of torturing your actors... Next film will not be about unicorns weaving rainbows...

ReThink Review: Pacific Rim -- Robots vs. Monsters FTW

Jonathan Kim | Posted 09.11.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

In the hands of Guillermo del Toro, a cinema savant with an unbridled imagination and a unique talent for creature and set design, Pacific Rim is a modern triumph and probably the most fun you'll have at the movies this summer.

Movie review: Pacific Rim

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.09.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

How much you enjoy Guillermo del Toro's sprawling, exciting and exceptionally imaginative Pacific Rim may have to do with how much of a sucker you still are for those movies that make you feel like a little kid, watching them with giddy excitement.