Thor: Ragnarok Special Review

Thor: Ragnarok was even better a second time around to watch this month. The film was first released early November and was not scheduled to appear in the 37th annual HIFF film line-up. Close to the end of the festival, the Halekulani announced that they would be added the film to the line-up as a … [Read…]

Go For Broke

This year’s closing film at the Hawaii International Film Festival presented by Halekulani was an island-made film Go For Broke. This film is about the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii and how Japanese-Americans living in Hawaii fought for their right to defend the United States in the war. It’s a beautiful story … [Read…]

Lu Over the Wall

Masaaki Yuasa’s Lu Over The Wall, which was produced by Science Saru, was literally the most inconsistent and sporadic, yet extremely colorful animated film I have ever seen, but that’s not a bad thing. He definitely had a very unique style that is very different from the type of animation that most people might be … [Read…]

Glass Garden

One of the films at the 37th Hawaii International Film Festival (presented by Halekulani) this year was Shin Su-won’s Glass Garden. It is a South Korean mystery/drama film about a brilliant scientist/researcher who feels connected to nature so deeply that she feels she can communicate with it. Admittedly, as the story progresses, things can get … [Read…]

Blue the Film: Part 3

For my final Blue the Film review, I want to introduce and talk about another ocean and shark conservationists. Valerie Taylor is older than all the rest of the conservationists in the film. But, what I loved most about her is her dedication and passion she has had all her life for the ocean and the … [Read…]