“You can’t keep living for other people, you know. No one is going to win like that.” Hana defies every norm: as a full-time student studying math, and the daughter of an immigrant, she is also a daughter caring for her ill mother, a part-time worker at her family’s Korean…Full Article KOREA: Fish Bones Review — Family Expectations and Individual Aspirations
JAPAN: Is the ‘Western Viewpoint’ of Japanese Film, Kimi no Nawa, white-washing?
CONOR FAIRTLOUGH WRITES — You’ve probably never seen the Japanese animation “Kimi no Nawa” (Your Name), but if you are a film critic, chances are you haven’t stopped hearing about it. The 2016 feature, directed by Makoto Shinkai, is not only currently the highest grossing anime and Japanese film, but…Full Article JAPAN: Is the ‘Western Viewpoint’ of Japanese Film, Kimi no Nawa, white-washing?
Film: Celebrating Diversity and Resilience through Cinematic Arts
IMMANUEL PORTUS WRITES- Purple and scarlet lights illuminated Stage 4’s facade at Sunset Las Palmas Studios during the event of New Filmmakers Los Angeles on October 6th, a film festival that aims to celebrate LA’s heritage and identity. Emerging creative voices such as LA filmmakers Rona Par and Mengfang Yang drew…Full Article Film: Celebrating Diversity and Resilience through Cinematic Arts
FILM: BLACK PANTHER GRASPS HEARTS IN ASIA
FASSA SAR WRITES – “Black Panther” tops box offices, at this point running ahead of “Avatar,” the Star Wars franchise, “Jumanji” and countless other titles in sales. There is an old standing conception that mass audiences do not want to see black narratives with a majority black cast. In order…Full Article FILM: BLACK PANTHER GRASPS HEARTS IN ASIA
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘RAMEN HEAD’ – NOODLE LOVE IS SUCH A MANY SPLENDORED THING!
ALEXIS CRUZ WRITES – There’s no doubt, movies about food are cruel to the eyes and stomach. They tease you with something you cannot smell nor taste, and sight alone doesn’t let you experience the food. “Ramen Head” is just that, featuring bowl after bowl of steamy noodles and broth…Full Article MOVIE REVIEW: ‘RAMEN HEAD’ – NOODLE LOVE IS SUCH A MANY SPLENDORED THING!
FILM: AMAZON AND NETFLIX TURN INDIA INTO A HUGE CREATIVE OPPORTUNITY FOR ITS BEST YOUNG TV AND MOVIE TALENTS
FASSA SAR WRITES – Amazon and Netflix are now battling it out to gain the eyeballs of millions of Indian television viewers. These two company giants are moving away from the traditional Hollywood strategy where television and film are created for American audiences with the hope they catch some international…Full Article FILM: AMAZON AND NETFLIX TURN INDIA INTO A HUGE CREATIVE OPPORTUNITY FOR ITS BEST YOUNG TV AND MOVIE TALENTS
FILM: FIVE MUST-SEE CLASSIC ASIA FILMS NOW ON NETFLIX
EPIPHANY HULBURD WRITES — Over the past couple of years, Asian content has slowly been making its way into the Western mainstream entertainment world. Whether it’s through co-productions with China or the constantly spreading influence of Korean pop culture, otherwise known as “Hallyu,” the content consumed by Americans and Western…Full Article FILM: FIVE MUST-SEE CLASSIC ASIA FILMS NOW ON NETFLIX
LOS ANGELES: THE DAZZLING ASIA WORLD FILM FESTIVAL
Alexis Cruz and Elizabeth Soelistio Write – The Asian World Film Festival has ended and is closed until next year. The artistry in the participating movies is astounding and they are true testaments to the cultures and countries that produced them. Even more astounding were some of the personal stories…Full Article LOS ANGELES: THE DAZZLING ASIA WORLD FILM FESTIVAL
HOLLYWOOD: THE SICK ‘GAME OF MOANS’ GOES INTERNATIONAL
FASSA SAR WRITES – This is a story of how the mighty have fallen. It has been about a month since a myriad of actresses confronted Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein on how he raped, sexually assaulted, and harassed them for decades. Over 78 courageous women, including Angelina Jolie, Rose Mcgowan,…Full Article HOLLYWOOD: THE SICK ‘GAME OF MOANS’ GOES INTERNATIONAL