Red Joan “changed the course of history.”

The physic student Joan Stanley (Judi Dench) from Cambridge changed the course of history when she provided classified scientific information—including details on the building of the atomic bomb—to the Soviet government for decades. It wasn’t until more than fifty years later the secret service arrested her in the age of eighty years old. She claims … [Read…]

Moana in Hawai’i is Better Than Moana on the Mainland

Moana toped the charts when it first came out. It is the first Polynesian/ Pacific Islander Disney Princess movie. Over the years Disney has become more culturally diverse in its movies and I think that is something we can all agree to love and appreciate. Moana took first place as my favorite Disney movie the … [Read…]

Unstoppable: Bethany Hamilton Viewing

As I talked about before in my last post, before viewing the film Unstoppable: Bethany Hamilton, there was a red carpet even to honor Bethany and everyone else who worked together to put this film together. After the red carpet event, the very first public viewing of this new documentary, directed by Aaron Lieber, was … [Read…]

Unstoppable: Bethany Hamilton Red Carpet Event

Before airing the film Unstoppable: Bethany Hamilton, HIFF put on a red carpet event for everyone involved and having a VIP Press Pass allowed me to attend. All of the producers, directors, photo/sound team, and writes were there. On top of that, Bethany Hamilton was there with her family and friends. Pro surfers (both male … [Read…]

2018 Hawaii International Film Festival: Disney’s Moana ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi- Review

Disney’s Moana ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi   As most of us know, Disney’s Moana was the new hit movie. I myself maybe watched the film 10 or more times. When I found out that the viewing and panel discussion of Disney’s Moana in ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi was going to be at the Hawaii International Film Festival, I knew … [Read…]

2018 Hawaii International Film Festival Review- Blank 13

Blank 13 is a Japanese film directed by Takumi Saitoh that was screened at the 2018 Hawaii International Film Festival. The film was presented in Japanese with English subtitles. Blank 13 is a shorter film, with a duration of 70 minutes. Blank 13 is about a deadbeat father with a gambling problem who walked out … [Read…]