Earlier today, I went to see the Indonesian action movie called “Headshot” at the Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) 2016 at the Regal Dole Cinema. I really wanted to watch this movie because it is from my country and I miss watching a movie in Indonesian language. When I was about to enter the studio, a HIFF staff handed […]

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The Legend – A Legendary Film

“London in the 1960s, everyone had a story about the Krays. They were twins. Reggie was a gangster prince of East End. Ronnie Kray was a one-man mob, and he was certified insane.” With an opening like this, I knew The Legend was going to be an unforgettable film. The movie told the story of the rise and fall of […]

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Tsunami Disaster - Youngest British Victim - PICS : BY BRIAN CASSEY - story Susie Boniface.
Patrice Fayet's (37) scours pics of dead bodies displayed on boards at Khoa Lak searching for his missing (dead) 6 month old daughter Ruby Rose Archer Fayet and wife Samantha Archer .

‘After the Wave,’ a powerful story of hope and loss

December 26th, 2004. An earthquake in the Indian Ocean caused a series of tsunamis and the most devastating natural disaster in modern times. The heartbreaking documentary “After the Wave” takes us back to the catastrophe that killed more than 230,000 people across 13 countries within hours. Directed by Amanda Blue, it gives you a unique insight into how forensics teams […]

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AFTER THE WAVE Shows People Standing Together After Tragedy

By Silje Solland (Ebert Young Writers Participant) Over 250,000 people died in the devastating tsunami generated by an earthquake that hit Thailand on Christmas 2004. Somebody had to identify the bodies. AFTER THE WAVE is a collaborative documentary focusing on the stories of survivors, volunteers and the forensics that took upon the task to identify thousands of dead bodies, some left […]

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TRANSFATTY LIVES — Transcending Illness Through Filmmaking

By Silje Solland (Ebert Young Writers Participant) An internet phenomenon, an artist, an unconventional young adult. This was Patrick Sean O’Brien. He made interesting videos and had fans all over the United States praising him for his various projects ranging from hilarious sketches to mixing music. TRANSFATTY LIVES perfectly shows how a man can choose to live with the incurable disease of […]

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BIG MATCH – @HIFF – Big Disappointment

My second film I saw at  HIFF,  was another Korean Film this one was called   “Big Match”,   I chose this film because the logline to the film made it seem interesting. This review is going to sound Harsh, and maybe because I had just watched  “My Love Don’t Cross that River”  (an excellent film!) so my hopes were up […]

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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 the New World while looking still for new opportunities to […]

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Video Review: The Pa Boys

  My friend, Dannie, saw the “The Pa Boys” and I interviewed her asking questions like what it was about, her likes and dislikes, how she heard about HIFF and whether she would recommend it or not. I created this video review in iMovie and the quality of the video was not that great because I filmed using the camera […]

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Video Review: What We Do In The Shadows

  My friend, Keiko, saw the film and I asked her a few questions of what she thought about it, her likes and dislikes, how she heard about HIFF and whether or not she would recommend the film. I created this video review in iMovie and the quality of the video was not that great because I filmed using the […]

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Beyond the Surface

Beyond the surface was the most inspirational film I have seen in a while… It was magic!! We follow a talented group of women on a journey through the southern of India documenting surfing, yoga and ecological creativity. We get introduced to Ishita Malaviy, whom is the first female surfer in India, Crystal Thornburg-Homcy, Liz Clark, Lauren Hill, Emi Koch, and Kate Baldwin. The movie went through different […]

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Film Reivew: The Pa Boys

This film is a story about a reggae band called “The Pa Boys,” who are made up of three guys: Danny, Cityboy and Tau. As they embark on a tour “down north” in New Zealand (Aotearoa), the boys face the inevitable tensions of life on the road together. For Danny, it became a much larger issue when he’s convicted about […]

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Film Review: The Babadook

“The Babadook” is a 2014 Australian horror film that relays the message of how grief can completely dominate the life of a human being. The film is about a single mother, Amelia, who lost her husband, Oskar, in a car accident while he was rushing her to the hospital to give birth. Six years later, she struggles to discipline her […]

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