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Review: Pali Road (Lim, 2015) – CAAMFest 2016 Preview

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Pali Road is a psychological thriller set in gorgeous Oahu, starring Taipei-born actress Michelle Chen, Jackson Rathbone (Twilight), and Sung Kang (Fast & Furious franchise). The film, which is director Jonathan Hua Lang… Continue reading

Review: Mi Amiga del Parque (Katz, 2015) – Sundance 2016

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You can get some pretty weird stuff in the Sundance World Cinema category (a blood-drinking serial murderer, a mentally-disturbed vegetarian), but Mi Amiga del Parque is just about the opposite of weird. Set in… Continue reading

Review: Mr. Holmes (Condon, 2015) – SFIFF 2015

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Sir Arthur Canon Doyle’s creation Sherlock Holmes is arguably one of the most popular characters in all of Western literature. According to the Guinness World Records, he is the world’s “most portrayed literary… Continue reading

Review: Of Men and War (Bécue-Renard, 2014) – SFIFF 2015

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The words “post-traumatic stress disorder” get batted around a good deal when the subject of veterans comes up, so much so that it has almost become a cliché. But most of us rarely get… Continue reading

Review: All of Me (González Villaseñor, 2014) – SFIFF 2015

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An estimated two million migrants cross the border from Mexico to the U.S. every year. Many are from Central America, cutting through Mexico on “the Beast” (also known as “La tren de la muerte” or “The… Continue reading

Support Resurface (Izenburg & Padula, 201?)

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My good friend Scott Stillman is producing a documentary called Resurface about military veterans who use surf therapy to cope with PTSD. For Scott and his partners, the film has been a labor… Continue reading

Poll 3/7/14: Next Movie?

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Now that the Oscars are over, I have the freedom to watch whatever I want! Vote on what you think I should see next! Update: The poll is now closed. We ended up… Continue reading

Retrospective: Philip Seymour Hoffman

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I was shocked when my friend told me Sunday morning that Philip Seymour Hoffman had died of an apparent heroin overdose. There is something about these public figures that make us feel as… Continue reading