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Robert Evans Dead: ‘Chinatown’ Producer Dies at 89

Richard Natale and Carmel Dagan report: Robert Evans, the Paramount executive who produced “Chinatown” and “Urban Cowboy,” and whose life became as melodramatic and jaw-dropping as any of his films, died on Saturday night. He was 89. Even [...]

‘Blade Runner’ Star Rutger Hauer Dead at 75

Dutch actor Rutger Hauer, best known for his role as Harrison Ford’s nemesis in Ridley Scott’s 1982 film ‘Blade Runner,’ has died. He was 75. According to Hauer’s agent, the actor died at his Dutch home after ‘a [...]

Japanese Horror Films Keep Evolving

Katsuo Kokaji writes: This year marks the 20th anniversary of the release of “Ring,” perhaps the most famous work of J-horror — contemporary Japanese horror movies — thanks to the scene in which the ghost Sadako crawls out from a TV screen. [...]

Film Review: Sion Sono’s ‘Antiporno’

Nippon cult director Sion Sono’s take on the ‘Roman Porno’ subgenre is a colorfully abstract anti-sexploitation screed. Dennis Harvey writes: Tasked with contributing to Nikkatsu’s “Roman Porno Reboot Project” — a salute [...]

Confirmed: Godzilla’s Resurgence Expected to Continue

Katsuo Kokaji reports: Since the first film in 1954, a series of works have been released under the Godzilla franchise — albeit with occasional blank years. The series came to halt for a time after “Godzilla Final Wars” in 2004, but a 2014 [...]

Tommy Lee Jones to Head Tokyo Festival Jury

Patrick Frater reports: Veteran American actor Tommy Lee Jones will head the competition jury at next month’s Tokyo International Film Festival. The 30th edition of the festival will run Oct. 25 to Nov. 3 in venues across the Japanese capital. [...]