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  • Hello Junichi! is about a shy 3rd grader named Junichi and his trouble returning an eraser to his classmate Maeda, whom he secretly has a crush on. While at the same time, his class gets a student teacher named Anna, a beautiful young woman that wears short skirts, heels, and […]

    Hello Junichi!

    Hello Junichi! is about a shy 3rd grader named Junichi and his trouble returning an eraser to his classmate Maeda, whom he secretly has a crush on. While at the same time, his class gets a student teacher named Anna, a beautiful young woman that wears short skirts, heels, and […]

  • “When Marnie Was There” is yet another movie produced produced by Studio Ghibli. Although I am not overly familiar with the studio or its productions like many people who had gone to view the movie (this is the third Ghibli movie I’ve seen), it is very clear that they never […]

    When Marnie Was There

    “When Marnie Was There” is yet another movie produced produced by Studio Ghibli. Although I am not overly familiar with the studio or its productions like many people who had gone to view the movie (this is the third Ghibli movie I’ve seen), it is very clear that they never […]

  • In the late 19th and early 20th century, America still consisted of vast stretches of wilderness, waiting to be settled by crusading European settlers or battled upon by warring native tribes. Families protected each other in these areas of practical lawlessness in order to ensure their family name’s survival in […]

    Love and the Gun: “Slow West”

    In the late 19th and early 20th century, America still consisted of vast stretches of wilderness, waiting to be settled by crusading European settlers or battled upon by warring native tribes. Families protected each other in these areas of practical lawlessness in order to ensure their family name’s survival in […]

  • For the closing night of the 2015 spring showcase of the Hawaii International Film Festival, the 2014 Chinese film Coming Home was presented. Personally, I wouldn’t have chosen to watch this film because I assumed that it would mostly focus on war, but that wasn’t the case. Coming Home is an […]

    Coming Home with the 2015 HIFF Spring Showcase

    For the closing night of the 2015 spring showcase of the Hawaii International Film Festival, the 2014 Chinese film Coming Home was presented. Personally, I wouldn’t have chosen to watch this film because I assumed that it would mostly focus on war, but that wasn’t the case. Coming Home is an […]

  • HPU Student Dinesh Gurung sits down for a quick review on the 2014 Chinese film Coming Home which was presented at the Spring showcase of the 2015 Hawaii International Film Festival.

    Student Shares His Thoughts on Coming Home

    HPU Student Dinesh Gurung sits down for a quick review on the 2014 Chinese film Coming Home which was presented at the Spring showcase of the 2015 Hawaii International Film Festival.

  • Fresh Dressed is a 2014 documentary that chronicles the beginnings of urban fashion through the influence of hip-hop and black culture. The film offers commentary from some of music and the fashion industry’s heavyweights, including Pharrell Williams, Kanye West, Nas, Karl Kani, and Andre Leon Talley. We start off in […]

    Fresh Dressed Offers Insight Like Never Before

    Fresh Dressed is a 2014 documentary that chronicles the beginnings of urban fashion through the influence of hip-hop and black culture. The film offers commentary from some of music and the fashion industry’s heavyweights, including Pharrell Williams, Kanye West, Nas, Karl Kani, and Andre Leon Talley. We start off in […]

  • 2014 Grand Jury Prize Winner at the Sundance Film Festival features sharp wit and subtle, spot on performances by its mostly young cast. High School senior Greg Gaines (Thomas Mann) is forced to visit Rachel (Olivia Cook), a classmate who has recently been diagnosed with Leukemia. Greg’s Voice Over narration […]

    Me and Earl and the Dying Girl Kills It

    2014 Grand Jury Prize Winner at the Sundance Film Festival features sharp wit and subtle, spot on performances by its mostly young cast. High School senior Greg Gaines (Thomas Mann) is forced to visit Rachel (Olivia Cook), a classmate who has recently been diagnosed with Leukemia. Greg’s Voice Over narration […]

  • HIFF 2014 was amazing! This was actually only my second time and it just keeps getting better and better. I felt like there was more international and local films this time around. It was a good variety of documentaries, short stories, and movies. I think that local films were also […]

    HIFF Fall 2014 – It’s A Wrap!

    HIFF 2014 was amazing! This was actually only my second time and it just keeps getting better and better. I felt like there was more international and local films this time around. It was a good variety of documentaries, short stories, and movies. I think that local films were also […]

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  • HIFF 2014 was amazing! This was actually only my second time and it just keeps getting better and better. I felt like there was more international and local films this time around. It was a good variety of documentaries, short stories, and movies. I think that local films were also […]

    HIFF Fall 2014 – It’s A Wrap!

    HIFF 2014 was amazing! This was actually only my second time and it just keeps getting better and better. I felt like there was more international and local films this time around. It was a good variety of documentaries, short stories, and movies. I think that local films were also […]

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  • What We Do in The Shadows VS. MTV’s Real World   The Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) opened on Oct. 30th and for Halloween night Oct. 31st there was a special ‘double feature’ with the vampire satire ‘What We Do in The Shadows’ (WWDITS) a fantasy of what vampires would […]

    What We Do in The Shadows vs. MTV’s Real World

    What We Do in The Shadows VS. MTV’s Real World   The Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) opened on Oct. 30th and for Halloween night Oct. 31st there was a special ‘double feature’ with the vampire satire ‘What We Do in The Shadows’ (WWDITS) a fantasy of what vampires would […]

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  • So HIFF is over for this year. I managed to fit in three screening as well as attending the press conference, with my busy schedule I am happy I made it to that. Of course there was a lot more that I missed out on but that is life. The first […]

    My HIFF Moments

    So HIFF is over for this year. I managed to fit in three screening as well as attending the press conference, with my busy schedule I am happy I made it to that. Of course there was a lot more that I missed out on but that is life. The first […]

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  • Next to Big Hero 6, Pixar’s “Lava,” was probably one of the films I looked forward to watching the most. Ever since Pixar first announced it would be making this short film I was excited for it because it was inspired by Hawaii. I recall reading an article where the director […]

    ‘Lava’ Love

    Next to Big Hero 6, Pixar’s “Lava,” was probably one of the films I looked forward to watching the most. Ever since Pixar first announced it would be making this short film I was excited for it because it was inspired by Hawaii. I recall reading an article where the director […]

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  • Two aspiring actor/ directors, Dominic and Raphael finally think they’ve found their big break, but they just need to write the story. They convinced a producer with a $300,000 budget that they had a can’t miss story. They have 10 days to finalize the story, so they take themselves into […]

    Loitering with Intent

    Two aspiring actor/ directors, Dominic and Raphael finally think they’ve found their big break, but they just need to write the story. They convinced a producer with a $300,000 budget that they had a can’t miss story. They have 10 days to finalize the story, so they take themselves into […]

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  • Saturday 8th of November I went to the Hawaii International Film Festival together with Alexander, because of course we didn’t want to miss an extra credit opportunity! We ended up with seeing the Italian movie Human Capital (Il Capitale Umano). The movie is directed by Paolo Virzi, and the main stars are Fabrizio […]

    HIFF – Human Capital

    Saturday 8th of November I went to the Hawaii International Film Festival together with Alexander, because of course we didn’t want to miss an extra credit opportunity! We ended up with seeing the Italian movie Human Capital (Il Capitale Umano). The movie is directed by Paolo Virzi, and the main stars are Fabrizio […]

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