The Freedom to Marry – A Journey Towards Same Sex Marriage

The Freedom to Marry is a documentary film directed by Eddie Rosenstein that follows the journey of the same sex marriage movement in the United States. Evan Wolfson founded the campaign “Freedom to Marry” back in 2003 with the intent to get equality for all no matter who you love. As we all know, back in 2015 in the Supreme Court case […]

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That Demon Within: Movie Review

The battle between the inner self and a criminal in the real world, haunted Dave Wong. This police officer hid his past from the outside world, and revisited his haunting past after he unknowingly saved the life of a criminal named Han, also called “The Demon King.” Dave’s sanity is questioned and put to the test as the quest for […]

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(2016) That Demon Within (魔警)

That Demon Within, directed by one of Hong Kong’s top genre directors, Dante Lam, is an Asian Cinema drama film that takes a look at a troubled cop descending into madness. Dave, the cop, was assigned to watch over a silent hospital when suddenly, an injured patient enters the hospital in need of a blood transfusion. Dave volunteers to donate his […]

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“Prison Dogs”: Sentenced for a Lifetime of Cuteness

Prison Dogs is a documentary film that was a heartwarming comedy which taught you about the journey that inmates have with their new companion. Prison Dogs took place in Fishkill, New York with a program called “Puppies Behind Bars” founded by Gloria Gilbert Stoga. Willing inmates of a high security prison are given the chance to work with puppies and […]

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  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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Prison Dogs – A Movie Sure to Make you Tear up

Today I went to go see my first film to kick off my 2016 HIFF experience, and man was it a good choice! The film I chose to go see was a documentary called Prison Dogs. And yes, I was biased and went to see it because it had the word “dog” in the title. But that was not the […]

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Student Showcase – Future Filmmakers From Hawaii!

The student showcase was a free event that screened on Saturday, November 21 at 10:00am at the Dole Cannery theater. I decided to go because I wanted to see the work that students from around the island were creating. Being a student myself, I feel like I could relate to these films since they were made by youth around my age. Also, […]

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Final Thoughts on HIFF

Throughout the duration of the Hawaii International Film Festival, I was able to see two films. The first movie I saw was The Legend. I decided to watch The Legend because I had never seen a movie where the two main characters were played by the same actor and it wasn’t a comedy. So, I thought it’d be interesting to […]

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After experiencing the Hawaii International Film Festival first hand, I thought it would be a great idea to make a video explaining the process of how one goes about attending the films. Some people may not be familiar with the 10-day event. So, a video to show people where to go to look through movie choices, where to purchase tickets […]

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The main idea for this film review came to me when I decided to watch a movie, but the idea of doing a conventional written review felt wrong for this. One of my classes at HPU focus on analyzing movies to gain a greater understanding, but these things often leads to studying the film prior to seeing it. Some may […]

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