2008 SAN DIEGO ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL WRAP-UP

2008 SAN DIEGO ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL WRAP-UP

With each passing year the number of Asian Film Festivals that exist goes up. While I try to attend as many as I can, the one festival that I have added to my annual “I’m looking forward to attending” list is the San Diego Asian Film Festival…



Posted on November 2, 2008 by

DRAWING PAPER

DRAWING PAPER
2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2007
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 94 minutes

If you do get a chance to see it, it is enjoyable at times and there was definitely enough there to make me wonder where this writer/director goes next…


Posted on November 1, 2008 by

PING PONG PLAYA

PING PONG PLAYA
3 Stars
Year Released: 2007
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 96 minutes

In the realm of all cinema, broad, Asian-American comedies are probably among the most rare. The fact that “Ping Pong Playa” was directed by Academy Award winning, documentary filmmaker Jessica Yu, makes this film one of the rarest of them all…


Posted on November 1, 2008 by

UNDOING

UNDOING
1.5 Stars
Year Released: 2006
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 90 minutes

After a long hiatus, Chris Chan Lee, the director of the highly regarded, Asian-American indie film, “Yellow,” returns to the chair to provide us with his vision of a noir drama in “Undoing”…


Posted on February 5, 2008 by

THE REBEL

THE REBEL
4 Stars
Year Released: 2007
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 103 minutes

The Vietnamese Film community has made a big statement with this film, and I can’t wait to see where they go from here…


Posted on February 1, 2008 by

I’M A CYBORG BUT THAT’S OKAY

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2006
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 105 minutes

Director Chan-Wook Park takes a break from his revenge tales to show us the quirky goings-on of the minds of the mentally ill…


Posted on November 27, 2007 by

CITY OF VIOLENCE (DVD)

4 Stars
Year Released: 2006
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 95 minutes

Bleeding with all sorts of references from ’70s and ’80s action films, director Ryoo Seung-Wan has breathed new life into the Martial Arts genre…


Posted on October 22, 2007 by

BABY

3 Stars
Year Released: 2006
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 100 minutes

2007 SAN DIEGO ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL REVIEW! Director Juwan Chung’s film “Baby” stands alone as it makes an attempt to showcase that Asian American street gang life is not as glamorous as most movies would make it seem…


Posted on October 18, 2007 by

FINISHING THE GAME

4 Stars
Year Released: 2007
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 88 minutes

2007 SAN DIEGO ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL REVIEW! If you miss this movie, you’re going to wish you saw it. If you get a chance to see it, you’re going to wish you thought of it first…


Posted on October 17, 2007 by

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