Let´s watch a movie

Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) is starting tomorrow, and for the next 10 days I´m going to mingle with directors, actors, watch movies, eat popcorn and pretend to be a member of the press. Last year, in my first semester at HPU, I was lucky enough to be a part of HIFF and this year … [Read…]


The star of this film is Serge Pilardosse, played by the famous French actor Gérard Depardieu. Serge is known as Mammuth by his friends because of his large girth, and the motorcycle he rides, the huge four-cylinder Munch Mammut, a classic collectable motorcycle, made in Germany. The film opens showing Mammuth who has just turned … [Read…]

Death for Justice: Takashi Miike’s 13 Assassins

13 Assassins, directed by prolific Japanese filmmaker Takashi Miike, is based on an actual historical event. Set in the peaceful Edo period (1600 – 1868), the sadistic Lord Naritsugu rapes, kills and tortures at will. Being the half-brother of the Shogun, the head of the ruling Tokugawa government, the young sociopath cannot be touched. However, … [Read…]

Honey – Bal (2010) Film review

This is one beautiful film with Bora Altas playing one of the sweetest and most innocent characters I think I have ever seen (at least in a long time.) Bal is the story of a very simple family who depends on father Yakup and his job as a bee farmer. The family lives a very … [Read…]

7 Murders Forgiven

  “7 Murders Forgiven” is the untraditional tale of a black widow. Not the spider, but a woman who kills her husbands. It stars Priyanka Chopra, beautiful and talented as always, as Susanna, a woman searching for true love. The film spans several decades, starting when Susanna is a young woman, in her 20s, involved … [Read…]

Detective K: Secret of Virtuous Widow

Detective K is a Korean movie released in 2010. It is an adaptation of a detective novel by Kim Tak-Hwan. The film is about a detective secretly ordered by the King to investigate murders committed in his kingdom. In the plot, Detective K spares the life of a dog thief, Seo Pil, who becomes his … [Read…]