What’s your Angle of Comfort?

  Certain angles are contempt, some are uncomfortable, and others deliver sensation and feeling into new thresholds. To find the right angle, one should know what they want as well as what will please or displease others. At Hawaii International Film Festival, finding the right angle takes a combination of strategy, timing, and delivery. After making it through the crowd […]

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Final Recap of HIFF

  For the 36th annual Hawaii international Film Festival, that concluded this past Sunday November 13, 2016, I was fortunate enough to see four films. I went to the world premiere of Robin Lungs Finding Kukan a film that tries to uncover a mystery surrounding the loss of the first ever Grammy nominated documentary. The second film I saw was […]

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That Demon Within HPU Premiere

Asian Cinorama Co-presented by the Asian Film Awards Academy Roadshows, the Cinematic Multimedia Club And Akamai Advertising Club at Hawaii Pacific University, in association with the Hawaiian International Film Festival, hosted a premiere for Hong Kong supernatural crime thriller That Demon Within. The premiere was set for November 9th, 6pm at Aloha Tower Marketplace. Students and teachers had worked hard to set […]

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Walang Anuman: A Toto Film Review

Toto portrays the life of Antonio “Toto,” who is struggling to find a way to get to America in order to help his family, especially his brother and sister, by sending them money. Toto also portrays life as a Filipino and life in the Philippines in an accurate manner. Although the film does have some stereotypes—such as the Filipino accent […]

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10 Reasons why you should watch Gaza Surf Club

If you didn’t watch the documentary Gaza Surf Club by directors Philip Gnadt and Mickey Yamine, don’t panic. You can still catch it on Big Island on November 19th. Or on Kauai on November 20th. But why? Here’s 10 reasons why you should:   Gaza Surf Club is a very touching documentary about a group of young men with a […]

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What Fool These Mortals Be: A Film Review of A Midsummer’s Hawaiian Dream

One of Shakespeare’s famous plays, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, was adapted into a modern rendition titled A Midsummer’s Hawaiian Dream, which takes place in Hawaii, specifically Kauai (but the film was filmed on Oahu). I was ecstatic when I found out this film was playing because because A Midsummer Night’s Dream was the first Shakespeare play that I enjoyed reading and […]

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Wrap Analysis: HIFF 2016

This year at HIFF 2016 I watched three movies, Prison Dogs, That Demon Within, and The Freedom to Marry. I chose Prison Dogs because anything with dogs interest me. That Demon Within was a convenient movie for myself due to it being screened at HPU. I saw the trailer swell and although I am not much of an action movie […]

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Hearing is Believing

“Hearing is Believing” provides wonderful insight into the unexpected. It tells the story of Rachel Flowers, a musical prodigy born without sight, and how she came to discover her passion. The film is produced quite beautifully, with very personal glimpses into Rachel’s life. The film is mostly about Rachel’s connection with music, and very little about the fact that she […]

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HIFF in photos

This past week at the 36th annual Hawaii International Film Festival has been the funnest one yet for me. For the past four years I have attended HIFF and been involved in some capacity. This years films were on an entirely new playing field, this years festival showcased so many different film genres and films from across the world. You […]

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