“Abominable” opens with a monster-eye view shot, fairly long, of the monster’s escape from a high-security detention area. Large, strong, and not verbal but capable of emotive grunts and hums, the huge beast fights its way to freedom, into the city beyond its prison—which, we learn quickly, is Shanghai, China’s most populous urban area.
On Oct. 12, after almost a year of being closed for construction, the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, located on the University of Washington (UW) campus, will re-open to the public in a new building.
Director and writer Lorene Scafaria based her new film “Hustlers” more-or-less on a true story, “The Hustlers at Scores,” an article by Jessica Pressler published in New York Magazine.
The master Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami (1940-2016) stuck to his filmmaking ways, even through his final illness, spending as much time as his health permitted on an abstract, feature-length project.
A tapestry of a skinless face, sparrows on a bullet-riddled target sheet, a burning sun and planet closing in on a bird, and contemplative self-portraits give you a peek into some things that run through the minds of youngsters we term as Gen Z.
“Ne Zha, a boy or girl?” A stranger asking this question would have quickly gotten a “Google it yourself” answer, but this was coming from the Russo brothers (directors of “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Endgame”) on Weibo after congratulating Yang Yu, aka Jiaozi, the director of “Ne Zha,” for breaking box office records in China.
Bong Joon Ho’s “Parasite’’ may be the only film this fall that’s already an award-winner and a box-office smash.
Shunji Iwai’s new animated feature “The Case of Hana and Alice” begins with a young girl dancing ballet in her room.
A documentary about an Ohio auto glass factory that is run by a Chinese investor debuted on Aug. 21 on Netflix as the streaming service’s first project backed by Michelle and Barack Obama’s new production company.
“Hopefully what I can do is give through my film a collective hug to people,” states Gurinder Chadha, producer, director, and script writer for “Blinded by the Light,” the new film based on the memoir by Sarfraz Manzoor, who also worked on the script.