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Movie review: Outrage

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.29.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Takeshi Kitano has always been a rule-breaker so it's no surprise that Outrage, his latest gangster film, should foil expectations. A good part of th...

Japan's Top Lit Translator Comes to NYC: Gangster Fables

Barry Yourgrau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Barry Yourgrau

I'll have the pleasure of doing a bilingual reading on Thurs. Dec. 9 in New York with my good friend Motoyuki Shibata who is visiting from Japan. We...

Cannes 2010 Prizes: Thailand (and Monkey Ghosts) Win Palme d'Or!

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Thailand won its first Palm d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival with critical favorite Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives.