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Sunday, November 19, 2017

2017 Hawaii International Film Festival Recap


While I wasn't able to attend the 2017 Hawaii International Film Festival, I was able to check out a few of the films and what I saw was pretty darn good. The festival took place at several different venues and featured a very diverse schedule filled with feature films, short films, documentaries, and special events all of which were in some way connected to regions around the Pacific Rim.

Zan (HIFF 2017) - Documenatry Review



The Documentary: Zan

The Director: Rick Grehan

The Story: This film follows imageMILL’s Yu Kisami as he brings us on a journey of discovery, aided by NGO NACJS. We meet the people who are working tirelessly to protect this beautiful part of the world, a natural heritage for Japan.

Mon Mon Mon Monsters (報告老師! 怪怪怪怪物!) (HIFF 2017) - Movie Review



The Movie: Mon Mon Mon Monsters (報告老師! 怪怪怪怪物!)

The Director: Giddens Ko

The Cast: James Lai, Meng Tao, Yu-Kai Deng, Kent Tsai, Eugenie Liu

The Story: A man-eating monster hunts down a group of high school bullies who have captured and are torturing her little sister.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Lady Bird (HIFF 2017) - Movie Review



The Movie: Lady Bird

The Director: Greta Gerwig

The Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Lucas Hedges, Timothée Chalamet, Beanie Feldstein, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Lois Smith, Odeya Rush

The Story: The adventures of a young woman living in Northern California for a year.

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