Playing a man who lives as a woman most of the time, a man who must convincingly pass as a woman to succeed in life, doesn’t come easy.
“A Silent Voice” hits the big screen in and around Seattle as one of the most widely-praised anime features in recent years — and from one of the very few female anime feature directors. It approaches the lives of the handicapped in Japan, what’s going right and wrong, and bullying issues to boot. It’s been supported by the Japanese deaf community. While I found the film uneven in its approach and its overall tone, it deserves attention and support for the following reasons.
There may be debates as to how to keep the momentum going after the success of the Crazy Rich Asians movie. What is not up for debate is that to encourage equal representation of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (APIs) in Hollywood, the momentum must continue.
Man, 2018 was a fun year for Asian-y stuff. I feel like there’s been a shift. It used to be that we’d featured the same ol’ entertainers year after year — like Bai Ling, who was a hot mess that we constantly had to talk a lot about at one point — because there were so few API entertainers.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — The Golden Globes have long had a reputation for being Hollywood’s most rollicking awards show, but Jan. 6’s proceedings began with a tender moment of reflection amid the romp and the revelry. “I said yes to the fear of being on this stage tonight because I wanted to be here, to […]
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Visuals + action rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Story + dialogue rating: ⭐ I have two ratings for “Aquaman” because I was legitimately entertained and found this movie to be visually gripping. I will also never watch it ever again. Jason Momoa is the first reason to watch this I have loved […]
Netflix confirmed on Dec. 19 that it is moving ahead with a sequel to the romantic comedy “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.” The sequel to the breakout hit will also feature actor Lana Condor, who was adopted from Vietnam months after her birth in 1997 and raised by a white family. First released […]
By ELIZABETH HARDIN-BURROLAGallup Independent GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — Gallup’s most famous, and famously humble, military hero is now the subject of an episode in a new Netflix documentary series. The story of Gallup native Hiroshi “Hershey’’ Miyamura and his extraordinary valor in combat during the Korean War are explored in the fourth episode of “Medal […]
By LINDSEY BAHRAP Film Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Awkwafina became a household name this summer, stealing scenes from the likes of Cate Blanchett and Sandra Bullock in the heist movie “Ocean’s 8’’ and then as a standout in the cultural phenomenon that was “Crazy Rich Asians.’’ But even considering her blockbuster summer, the 29-year-old […]
By Andrew HamlinNORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY They prospered through most of the 20th century and into the 21st. They left their marks in theater, television, and philanthropy, but they’re best known for their films, which turned Chinese cinema, Hong Kong cinema, and eventually, world cinema, on its ear, creating standards and techniques still resonating after their […]