Review – The Farewell

5/5 Say what you will about how the film ended if you’ve seen it, this one hits home for me, almost a little too close given that I watched it twice – once in theaters with friends, and once at home after my own grandma unexpectedly passed away in Taiwan. Given that this was a very personal film for writer-director and fellow Asian American immigrant … Continue reading Review – The Farewell

Privilege, Power, and Opportunities

I’ve joined the union for about a year now, working in the film and television industry in NYC. It’s the most diverse place in the world, and I often think of it as my own backyard having grown up in Queens. What I often forget is that this industry is also filled with people who moved here, hungry for their chance to achieve their dreams … Continue reading Privilege, Power, and Opportunities

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Ruiko and the Magic Root

Since I finished my last job before Thanksgiving, I’ve had some free time to myself to do things I normally wouldn’t have time for – including eating a normal breakfast, reading, cleaning, and doing some stop motion work. This year, I took the extra time off during this season and opted to make a video card of sorts for the holidays. Merry Christmas and Happy … Continue reading Ruiko and the Magic Root

Reviews – Spiderman: Homecoming, Baby Driver, & Dunkirk

Last week I watched 3 movies, and while I fully intended on sitting down to write more thought-out and extensive reviews, I decided that if I don’t do this now I will probably forget the initial feelings I had coming out of the theater. So in lieu of a more well-written entry, here’s a quick, completely unfiltered and unedited version of my reviews. Spiderman: Homecoming … Continue reading Reviews – Spiderman: Homecoming, Baby Driver, & Dunkirk

Post Oscars & Sam’s Picks

For the first time, I got to watch the Oscars during normal airing time (perks of living on the West Coast, points for LA). Despite the fact that today was LA’s worst weather since getting out here (it will never be as bad as the Northeast winters though, let’s be honest), good company, entertainment,margaritas and wine, and of course, the Oscars ballot and pool, made … Continue reading Post Oscars & Sam’s Picks

The Oscar contenders: Remaining reviews

I had meant to write reviews of each film after watching them but didn’t get around to doing that, so here is an abridged review to those films: Boyhood – There has been so much talk around this 12 year project. It is a project that required an incredible vision and commitment, one which director Richard Linklater held onto for the better part of the last decade. … Continue reading The Oscar contenders: Remaining reviews

“The Imitation Game” Review

Benedict Cumberbatch has not slowed down in pumping up his resume since last award season, when he was part an ensemble of not just one, or two, but three Academy Award-nominated films (12 Years a Slave, August: Osage County, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug). This award season sees nothing less of his efforts. In Morton Tyldum’s The Imitation Game, Cumberbatch lives up to all the hype that … Continue reading “The Imitation Game” Review