Wrap Analysis: HIFF 2016

This year at HIFF 2016 I watched three movies, Prison Dogs, That Demon Within, and The Freedom to Marry. I chose Prison Dogs because anything with dogs interest me. That Demon Within was a convenient movie for myself due to it being screened at HPU. I saw the trailer swell and although I am not much of an action movie […]

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Brooklyn: An Emotional Journey

Brooklyn was one of the many movies that premiered during the Hawaii International Film Festival. Starring Saoirse Ronan, a confident and magnetic lead, and adapted from the Colm Tóibín’s book of the same name, this is a truly engrossing film. Set in the 1950’s, the movie follows the immigration journey of Eilis Lacey, a young Irish woman unexpectedly making her way […]

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Director John Hill Brings Light to Big Island Indie Films

Midori in Hawaii is a fun comedy that follows Midori, a wedding photographer listening to the criticism of her sister and brother-in-law when they decide to leave Japan to visit her in Hawaii. The film itself is filled with beautiful shots of Big Island as well as great chemistry between the actors. I was fortunate to sit down and talk story […]

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