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Monday, June 21, 2021

Changing Directions Podcast Series: Antoinette Jadaone - Director of Fan Girl



Antoinette Jadaone joins the Changing Directions podcast interview series to talk about Fan Girl, her latest feature film. Fan Girl is an intensely emotional drama that will make you take a hard look at both sides of pop culture fandom.

Friday, June 18, 2021

Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It - Documentary Review


The Documentary: Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It

The Director: Mariem Pérez Riera

The Story: A look at the life and work of Rita Moreno from her humble beginnings in Puerto Rico to her success on Broadway and in Hollywood.

Monday, June 14, 2021

Curtain Up! - 2021 AAAFF Documentary Review



The Documentary: Curtain Up!

The Directors: Hui Tong and Kelly Ng

The Story: A group of kids in New York's Chinatown prepare for the musical production of "Frozen Kids" and begin to discover their identities. Behind the scenes, they face Asian stereotypes, families' expectations and uncertainties post-graduation.

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Gaia - Movie Review


The Movie: Gaia

The Director: Jaco Bouwer

The Cast: Monique Rockman, Carel Nel, Alex van Dyk, Anthony Oseyemi

The Story: An injured forest ranger on a routine mission is saved by two off-the-grid survivalists. What is initially a welcome rescue grows more suspicious as the son and his renegade father reveal a cultish devotion to the forest.  When their cabin is attacked by a strange being it’s clear there is a far greater threat in this unrelenting wilderness.

The Great War of Archimedes / アルキメデスの大戦 - Movie Review


The Movie: The Great War of Archimedes / アルキメデスの大戦

The Director: Takashi Yamazaki 

The Cast: Suda Masaki, Emoto Tasuku, Hamabe Minami, Shofukutei Tsurube, Kobayashi Katsuya

The Story: Pre-WWII, the Japanese Navy commissioned the creation of impressive “supership” Yamato, strongly opposed by a top official insisting on more strategic and battle-ready warships. After being ignored without cause, Admiral Yamamoto recruits a math genius to help uncover what he soon suspects is a massive conspiracy.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Red Post on Escher Street / エッシャー通りの赤いポスト - 2021 AAAFF Movie Review



The Movie: Red Post on Escher Street / エッシャー通りの赤いポスト

The Director: Sion Sono

The Cast: Mala Morgan, Taro Suwa, Tetsu Watanabe, Mitsuru Fukikoshi, Tomoko Fujita, Jun Toba

The Story: It follows a filmmaker who holds auditions for his next project. Several of the actors who fail to win roles participate as extras.

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Fan Girl - 2021 AAAFF Movie Review



The Movie: Fan Girl

The Director: Antoinette Jadaone

The Cast: Charlie Dizon, Paulo Avelino, Bea Alonzo

The Story: Fan Girl is about a fanatical Paulo Avelino fan who meets her onscreen idol  in less than ideal circumstances after stowing away in the back of his pickup truck.

The Interview:


Friday, June 4, 2021

TwoOhSix Picks - 2021 Austin Asian American Film Festival


The 2021 Austin Asian American Film Festival kicks off on Friday June 4th and runs through Sunday the 20th with a roster of films that made me want to cover the festivities from all the way up here in the Pacific Northwest. See below for my list of the films you do not want to miss. A few I have already seen and a few more I am excited to check out.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Cruella - Movie Review


The Movie: Cruella

The Director: Craig Gillespie

The Cast: Emma Stone, Emma Thompson, Joel Fry, Paul Walter Hauser, Emily Beecham, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Mark Strong

The Story: A live-action prequel feature film following a young Cruella de Vil.

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