Monday, October 28, 2019

Asako I & II 『寝ても覚めても』 - Movie Review

The Movie: Asako I & II 『寝ても覚めても

The Director: Ryûsuke Hamaguchi

The Cast: Masahiro Higashide, Erika Karata, Sairi Itô, Kôji Nakamoto, Kôji Seto, Misako Tanaka, Daichi Watanabe, Rio Yamashita

The Story: Asako lives in Osaka. She falls in love with Baku, a free-spirit. One day, Baku suddenly disappears. Two years later, Asako now lives in Tokyo and meets Ryohei. He looks just like Baku, but has a completely different personality.

Sunday, October 27, 2019

First Love / 初恋 - Movie Review

The Movie: First Love / 初恋

The Director: Takashi Miike

The Cast: Masataka Kubota, Nao Omori, Shôta Sometani, Sakurako Konishi, Becky, Jun Murakami

The Story: A young boxer and a call girl get caught up in a drug-smuggling scheme over the course of one night in Tokyo.

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Human Lost 「人間失格」 - Movie Review

The Movie: Human Lost 「人間失格

The Director: Fuminori Kizaki

The Cast: Mamoru Miyano, Kana Hanazawa, Takahiro Sakurai

The Story: Osamu Dazai’s masterpiece of Japanese literature re-imagined into a hyper-kinetic deep dive into human consciousness.

Girl on the Third Floor - 2019 BHFF Movie Review

The Movie: Girl on the Third Floor

The Director: Travis Stevens

The Cast: C.M. Punk, Trieste Kelly Dunn, Sarah Brooks,

The Story: Don Koch tries to renovate a rundown mansion with a sordid history for his growing family, only to learn that the house has other plans.

The Lighthouse - Movie Review

The Movie: The Lighthouse

The Director: Robert Eggers

The Cast: Willem Dafoe, Robert Pattinson, Valeriia Karaman

The Story: Two lighthouse workers in the 1890's drink, fart, argue, and fantasize about mermaids.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

A Night Of Horror: Nightmare Radio - 2019 BHFF Movie Review

The Movie: A Night Of Horror: Nightmare Radio

Segment Directors: Jason Bognacki, A.J. Briones, Joshua Long, Sergio Morcillo, Adam O'Brien, Luciano Onetti, Nicolás Onetti, Pablo S. Pastor, Matthew Richards, Oliver Park

The Cast: Clara Kovacic, James Wright, Kera Obryon, Ian Costello, Michelle Costello

The Story: An overnight radio DJ tells tall tales and urban legends of horrific happenings and finds himself in the middle of a frightening fable while at the studio he is broadcasting from.

2019 Hawaii International Film Festival Presented by Halekulani - Lineup Announcement

Hard to believe this will be my fifth year covering the Hawaii International Film Festival and yet here I am perusing the press release for the 2019 rendition of one of my favorite film festivals of the year. This might be the best year yet as the curators of this cinematic extravaganza have put together a roster of films that make me wish I could be there for all of it.

Opening night will feature Taika Waititi's latest offering Jojo Rabbit which is a great way to kick things off and then the festivities will come to a glorious conclusion as Weathering with You, Makoto Shinkai’s follow up to the crazy popular Your Name, hits the screen. Keep on reading to get the full lowdown from the recently unveiled press release.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

1BR - 2019 BHFF Movie Review

The Movie: 1BR

The Director: David Marmor

The Cast: Naomi Grossman, Taylor Nichols, Alan Blumenfeld, Giles Matthey, Andrea Gabriel, Curtis Webster, Nicole Brydon Bloom, Celeste Sully, Jerry Ying, Hailey Giles, Jay Pennick, Clayton Hoff

The Story: Young woman moves into apartment building to escape her family only to find another, more dangerous one hiding in plain sight.

Sunday, October 20, 2019

The Shed - 2019 BHFF Movie Review

The Movie: The Shed

The Director: Frank Sabatella

The Cast: Jay Jay Warren, Cody Kostro, Sofia Happonen, Frank Whaley, Timothy Bottoms, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Chris Petrovski, Francisco Burgos, Uly Schlesinger, Mu-Shaka Benson

The Story: A group of bullied teenagers turn the tide when they discover a a sinister secret hidden away inside a backyard shed.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Gemini Man (2019) - Movie Review

The Movie: Gemini Man

The Director: Ang Lee

The Cast: Will Smith, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen

The Story: An over-the-hill hitman faces off against a younger clone of himself.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

TwoOhSix Picks - 2019 Brooklyn Horror Film Festival

Horror fans! If you're in New York between October 17th and 24th, this is where you want to be. Year four of the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival looks like it is going to be the best one yet and The TwoOhSix has uncovered the scariest, bloodiest, creepiest, and most scream inducing-est movies that you will be able to see. Without further ado, here are my TwoOhSix Picks for this year's festivities.

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Line Walker 2: Invisible Spy (使徒行者2: 谍影行动) - Movie Review

The Movie: Line Walker 2: Invisible Spy (使徒行者2: 谍影行动)

The Director: Jazz Boon

The Cast: Louis Koo, Nick Cheung, Francis Ng, Peiyao Jiang, Yichi Zhang, Zhi-zhong Huang, Jacky Cai, Joe Tak-Chung Ma

The Story: After they uncover evidence that there is corruption in the police force, three police officers in Hong Kong try to discover which of them can be trusted.

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Joker - Movie Review

The Movie: Joker

The Director: Todd Phillips

The Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Brett Cullen, Frances Conroy, Shea Whigham, Bill Camp,

The Story: Super serious and super artistic super villain origin story.

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