Baz Luhrman's adaptation is not a delirious train wreck but it's not a success, either
Goro Miyazaki's coming-of-age anime is charming and filled with exquisite visual details
Japanese anime is associated with films that are fantastical, cyberpunkish or require the creative license that animation can provide. But the latest feature from the renowned Ghibli studio co-founded by Hayao Miyazaki, From Up on Poppy Hill, is quite simply a slice of ordinary life.
Sexy, stylish, misbehaving vampires return to the big screen
Zombies have received so much press lately, we've forgotten about the other undead we used to love — vampires. Fans of the sexy, Eurotrash strain of vamps — perpetual life is so languid, dahlink — should be pleased with this latest entry, a melodrama from Xan Cassavetes (daughter of the late filmmaker John).
Shane Black's action-comedy is chockfull of the sparkly stuff fans want
In Iron Man 3, inventor and part-time superhero Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) is still shaky from the events depicted in The Avengers. (I'm still a bit annoyed by the junk-fest that was Iron Man 2.)
A slate of more than two dozen recent Asian and Asian-American films
Pittsburgh's Silk Screen Asian American Film Festival returns for its eighth year. Beginning Sat., May 11, and running for nine days, the festival will present 31 films, mostly recent features from the Far East and Southeast Asia, as well as the United States and the Middle East.
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