Michele Austin

  • Top five of 100 greatest Asian films of all-time

    The Busan International Film Festival is marking its 20th anniversary with a list of the 100 best Asian films of all time, based on a poll of 73 noted filmmakers and critics. Yasujiro Ozu was a firm believer in the less-is-more style of storytelling but don't be fooled by the slow pacing -- it's…

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  • Santa Barbara Film Fest: Jane Fonda Feted with Kirk Douglas Award

    The 77-year-old icon, an Oscar contender this year for her portrayal of an aging movie star in 'Youth,' was toasted by Elizabeth Banks, Diane Lane and, via video, 98-year-old Douglas himself.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • Review: 'Hero' captures the strengths and flaws of the TV series

    Marcus Goh is a Singapore television scriptwriter. “Hero” is a Japanese law comedy based on the television series of the same name. It stars Takuya Kimura (Kohei Kuryu), Keiko Kitagawa (Chika Asagi), and Takako Matsu (Maiko Amamiya).

    Marcus Goh
  • Iran’s Most Defiant Film of the Year

    In the midst of a 20-year travel and filmmaking ban, Jafar Panahi has once again defied his native country in creating an insightful, complicated portrait of contemporary Tehran.

    The Daily Beast (RSS)
  • Alex Giannini, 'Legend' Actor, Dies at 52

    The actor died before a scheduled theater performance on Friday night.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • Busan: Fest Founder Kim Dong-ho Named APSA Jury President

    The Asia Pacific Screen Awards honor films that promote cultural diversity.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • Film Review: ‘The Piper’

    Carnivorous rats are mickey mouse compared with the heinous humans in "The Piper," South Korean helmer-scribe Kim Gwang-tae's chilling transposition of "The Pied Piper of Hamelin" to a Korean hamlet in the early '50s.

  • Abby Huntsman Joins Fox News As Reporter

    Fox News has hired Abby Huntsman as a general assignment reporter, the network confirmed to Deadline this evening. Huntsman previously worked at MSNBC as a co-host on The Cycle . One of the network’s few conservatives, she left MSNBC after The Cycle was cancelled at the end of July. Before…

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    Drive-in movie art (16 photos)

    This artist is a real Car -avaggio, making amazing hyperrealistic works inspired by drive-in theaters that depict real-life moments at the movies . Czech artist Andrew Valko, 58, created these stunning film-scene paintings after visiting drive-ins across the U.S. (Caters News) Artwork by Andrew…

    Yahoo News
  • PopPolitics: Ted Danson on Climate Activism, Ignorance and 2016 (Listen)

    Ted Danson, a longtime environmental activist focused on the oceans, says that he’s actually optimistic action will be taken despite dire warnings about climate change and other threats like overfishing and offshore oil drilling. “I am not just spinning this, the state of the oceans now needs a lot…

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    NASA Astronaut on What Space Movies Are Leaving Out

    What's one major difference between space movies and real life travel? NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell has the answer!

    Superfan Movies
  • How to Double Your Money Every 4 Years

    In a recent study, a group of University professors show how 539 individual investors were able to consistently double their money every 3.5 years.

  • Relativity Surprise: Stalking Horse To Pay $125M For TV Business

    EXCLUSIVE: This is a twist in Relativity Media’s bankruptcy saga: In the auction that took place on Thursday and Friday the group of creditors known as Stalking Horse Bidders withdrew their offer to buy the entire company for $250 million and agreed to buy just Relativity Television — the most…

  • 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…

  • 5 of the Best Movies About Mars

    With Ridley Scott's 'The Martian' poised to hit theaters, we take a look back at some of the most memorable cinematic stories about Mars.

    The Cheat Sheet
  • Film Review: ‘The Sky Trembles and the Earth is Afraid and the Two Eyes Are Not Brothers’

    Marquee letter placers won't be the only ones profoundly unnerved by "The Sky Trembles and the Earth is Afraid and the Two Eyes Are Not Brothers," the latest mind-muddling meditation from singular British experimentalist Ben Rivers.

  • Sorry, Sony Investors: "The Angry Birds Movie" Isn't Likely to Be the Next "Toy Story"

    Despite the undeniable popularity of Rovio's hit franchise, video-game adaptations tend to perform poorly at the box office.

    Motley Fool
  • Busan marks 20th anniversary with 100 best Asian film list

    A new list of the best Asian films of all time was published this week, as the region's increasingly vibrant cinema scene celebrated another bonanza in Busan. The 20th anniversary of the Busan International Film Festival, in South Korea, marked its milestone with a poll of noted Asian filmmakers…

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