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Jane Fonda Ponders Art’s Impact on Youth at Santa Barbara Fete


Actress Jane Fonda kept the focus on social concerns in accepting a career achievement honor presented by the Santa Barbara International Film Festival Saturday night.


Busan’s Kim Dong-ho to Head APSA Awards Jury

2012 Asia Pacific Screen Awards held at QPAC in Brisbane.

Kim Dong-ho, co-founder and former chairman of the Busan festival, will head the jury that decides this year’s Asia Pacific Screen Awards.


Busan: Double Edge Presents ‘The Kids,’ ‘We Are Family’


Taipei-based production and sales company Double Edge Entertainment brings two new titles to the Asian Film Market. Director Sunny Yu’s “The Kids” is a teenage drama about a high school boy struggling to make life after figuring out that his girlfriend became pregnant. Recently picked up by the upcoming Tokyo International Film Festival and the Hawaii International Film… Read more »


Busan: CJ Unveils Powerhouse Slate for 2015-16


CJ Entertainment, which enjoyed juicy box office success this year with JK Youn’s nostalgic melodrama “Ode to My Father” and the Ryoo Seung-wan directed action comedy “Veteran,” unveiled its powerhouse slate for 2015-16 at its 20th anniversary bash in Busan Saturday night. In the past two decades, CJ has distributed 505 titles and sold some 500… Read more »


Busan: Film Market Flux Reflects Fuzzy Future


Busan’s Asian Film Market, which opened its doors on Saturday, has added new functionality in a quest to stay ahead of changes in the movie industry marketplace.


Busan: Korean Filmmaker Lee Joon-ik Back in the Oscar Race


Korean filmmaker Lee Joon-ik has an eventful career. He rose to fame with critically and commercially achieved Joseon-set drama “King and the Clown,” which was South Korea’s submission for the 2006 Oscar race. In 2011, disappointed by a string of films that underperformed at the box office, he declared retirement, which he reversed two years… Read more »


India’s Full ‘Court’ Press for Oscar Gold


India has been sending submissions to Oscar’s foreign language category since 1957, but has scored only three nominations for “Mother India,” “Salaam Bombay” and “Lagaan” with none resulting in a win. This year’s submission, debutant Chaitanya Tamhane’s “Court,” an indictment of India’s labyrinthine legal system, could be the country’s best chance yet. “Court,” in the… Read more »


Busan: 80-Year-Old Thesp Lee Eun-sim Returns to Korea


“The only reason that I came to Busan after so many years is to meet my audience and express my gratitude as sincerely as I can,” said actress Lee Eun-sim, the heroine of the late Kim Ki-young’s “The Housemaid.”  The beloved thesp returned to Korea Friday night for the film’s screening. It was her first time back… Read more »


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Mistress America

4 out of 5

The End Of The Tour

4 out of 5

The Diary Of A Teenage Girl

2.5 out of 5

No Escape

1.5 out of 5

People Places Things

3.5 out of 5

American Ultra

1.5 out of 5

Straight Outta Compton

4 out of 5

Cop Car

3.5 out of 5