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‘Ugetsu’ is an Essential, Beautiful Haunt

‘Ugetsu’ is an Essential, Beautiful Haunt

By Matthew Holman, Contributing Writer

March 2, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film, Top Stories

The re-release of Kenji Mizuguchi’s 1953 film "Ugetsu" should be eagerly anticipated — the work is both one of the few ghost movies with neither over-the-top ghouls and one of the few war films that doesn't simply lapse into gore.

‘At Twilight’ Brings Beauty From Complex Culture

‘At Twilight’ Brings Beauty From Complex Culture

By Thomas Miritello, Contributing Writer

October 19, 2016


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

In a delightfully intricate and curiosity-provoking new exhibit at the Japan Society, Simon Starling's "At Twilight" blends Japanese Noh theater with a variety of other cultural phenomena.

New kind of zombie in Brad Pitt’s horror flick

New kind of zombie in Brad Pitt’s horror flick

December 6, 2012


Filed under Arts

The trailer for “World War Z” exposes viewers to the constant paranoia and ongoing pandemonium of a world engulfed in a maddening war against zombie hordes. These swarms flooding the screen are unlike anything audiences have witnessed before, as Bradviagra buy Pitt fights them with what puny defenses humanity ha...