The intriguing internationality of it all should generate press: Star Rinko Kikuchi (“Babel”) mixes with a cast of Dutch, Danish and British actors mostly speaking English, guided by an Italo director partly educated in the States.
Guerra Seragnoli wants to play off this clash of cultures, very much positioning Kikuchi’s character as the untrustworthy outsider who turns into the main object of identification, but that, too, is essentially a cliche, and the script brings little else to the table.
The same goes for Charlie Day’s Newt and Ron Perlman’s Hannibal Chau.
A jaded Japanese woman becomes convinced that a satchel of money buried and lost in a fictional film, Fargo, is in fact, real.
— makes identification difficult, which begins as a deliberate ploy but backfires partly due to the airlessness of it all, not to mention the boy’s entitled obnoxiousness and the crew’s one-note hostility.
Kumiko is assisted by a well-meaning state trooper who brings her to a Chinese restaurant, hoping they could help translate.And despite being under the weather, she is also as beautiful as you’d expect, luminous skin, a constellation of freckles skittering across an ineffably pretty nose.But it is, as it so often is with Oscar-nominated actresses, her eyes that are The Big Show.The film, although humorous and often heartwarming, is in essence a tragic depiction of the search for meaning and self-worth in an individual who is alienated from the world and ultimately alone.The cinematography is at times hauntingly beautiful and the direction is superb. Legendary-Universal’s “Pacific Rim: Uprising” has been delayed yet again: moving back a month from Feb. The sequel stars John Boyega of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” in the follow-up to 2013’s “Pacific Rim.” Steven S. The cast includes Scott Eastwood, Jing Tian, Cailee Spaeny, Rinko Kikuchi, Burn Gorman, Adria Arjona, and Charlie Day.