The Shinsedai Cinema Festival opens today in Toronto and runs through Sunday. James McNally: "After a successful inaugural edition last August, co-programmers Chris Magee and Jasper Sharp have curated an even stronger lineup of new independent Japanese cinema." Twitch has already begun posting reviews from the festival, too.
A Laugh-Out-Loud Weekend With Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner begins tonight at the Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles. Michael Joshua Rowin tells the story of the partnership in the Weekly; Susan King has more — and more local goings on — in the Times.