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Bunraku

Actor Josh Hartnett Toys With Swordplay in Bunraku and Lives to Discuss It

Brad Balfour | Posted 11.29.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

Through Bunraku, an archly-stylized swordplay fantasy, Josh Hartnett returns to the genre spotlight. This computer-enhanced tale revolves around a "Man with No Name," and draws heavily on Samurai and Western tropes in an alternate-world dystopia.

Review: Bunraku (2011)

Scott Mendelson | Posted 11.02.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

The film is certainly a case of style over substance, and the utter lack of substance may be fatal for some viewers.

Live from the Toronto Film Festival: Sunday, Sept. 12

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I had decided before today even started to use the idea of "audience films vs. festival films" as a theme for my discussion of the day's screenings. ...