HIFF Final Wrap

This was my first year attending HIFF and it was so worth it. I learned how HIFF is great for current and future filmmakers who are looking to widen their experience in film and want to enjoy the production of other creative work. It is nice to get out of the classroom setting and watch … [Read…]

HIFF Photo Gallery

This post is my photo gallery that I took during Hawaii International Film Festival. It was great experience for me, and I really enjoyed watching various kinds of films. The first two pictures are I took outside of the theater. There were some big ads outside. Therefore, I easily could find the place. The third … [Read…]

HIFF Final Wrap

It was my first time to go not only Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) but also a Film festival. Since my schedule was tight, I couldn’t go to media and press event. However, I saw three movies “The Infiltrators”, “Sorry We Missed You”, “Ride Your Wave” during HIFF. I like watching movies. That’s why I’m … [Read…]

Wrapped and Ranked

My First HIFF: Ranked I had some high ambitions going into my first HIFF. We could see a total of twenty movies for free with our press passes, and I had planned on seeing thirteen. Unfortunately, Reality called to check in and I really only made it to five. But what I lacked in quantity … [Read…]

HIFF 2019 – Wrap Up

The films I watched at HIFF 2019 were Just Mercy, 37 Seconds, and Yellow Rose. I wanted to watch Just Mercy because it was one of the feature films and I saw it was starring Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, and Brie Larson. I chose 37 Seconds because I wanted to watch a Japanese film … [Read…]

Just Only Love

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Just Only Love is a 2018 romance drama film directed by Rikiya Imaizumi. This another spotlight on Japan film, that I attended at HIFF. The film was based on the novel written by Mitsuyo Kakuta. Just Only Love is about an office worker, Teruko and her new potential relationship with Mamuro. The start of Teruko … [Read…]

Can’t Stop the Dancing

On November 8th, I seen the film, Can’t Stop The Dancing at HIFF (2019). Can’t Stop The Dancing (Dance with me) was the highly anticipated film and spotlight film on Japan held at HIFF. Can’t Stop The Dancing is a 2019 musical comedy film directed by Shinobu Yaguchi. Shinobu Yaguchi is a returning director to … [Read…]


Atlantics is a 2019 Drama romance film directed by Mati Diop. The protagonist of Atlantics is about 17 year-old girl , Ada. Ada is often tormented between her lover, Souleiman and her soon-to-be husband. Until one day, when Souleiman and few other men disappeared at sea. From there, Atlantics begins to get strange, as it … [Read…]

Signal 100 Review

First off, let me start this by saying: WTF? This movie was absolutely ludicrous and I have so many questions but I would be lying if I said I didn’t enjoy it. I laughed so hard watching this movie I thought I was going to run out of air. Signal 100 is a Japanese drama/thriller/horror … [Read…]

The Aeronauts Review

I went to see the movie The Aeronauts on Monday, November 11th with Alicia Spotkaeff. This movie was visually stunning. The shots of the balloon thousands of feet in the air amongst the clouds were breathtaking and the sights they saw up there were awe-inspiring. I have never really been interested in going up in … [Read…]

Knives Out: A Review

Dedicated nurse Marta Cabrera is Mr. Harlan Thrombey’s caregiver and friend. But when he is found dead in his study with a slit throat, it’s clear a candlestick isn’t to blame. Marta gets swept up with Detective Blanc is the investigation of a lifetime. Will she be able to find out which of this billionaire’s … [Read…]