“Seattle, compared to different cities, is clean and safe.
Russian director Vitaly Mansky mentions upfront that his new film, theoretically a documentary, has a script provided to him by North Korean authorities. “Under the Sun,” shot entirely in North Korea, and made entirely under the authority of the totalitarian North Korean government, is designed as a propaganda piece.
By Eric Card Northwest Asian Weekly In the third and quite possibly the final installment of the Ip Man series, actor and martial artist Donnie Yen and director Wilson Yip team up once again for “Ip Man 3.” The series is loosely based on Yip Man (played by Donnie Yen), grandmaster of the martial art […]
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Justin Lin, born in Taiwan and raised in Southern California, has come a long way from modest beginnings. Working frequently with actor John Cho, he’s directed such hits as “Better Luck Tomorrow,” and several installments of “The Fast And The Furious” franchise, he’s made a big name for himself. […]
Nickolas Vassili, the writer and director of “The United States of China,” stepped in front of the gathered crowd to give some background on the work. This was Friday night, July 8, at the Palladium at Hale’s Brewery, the first of three nights for the play. He explained that he was inspired to write from the film “Network,” invoking the famous line from the film, “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore.”
South Korea’s Hong Sang-soo carries a reputation as his country’s Woody Allen. Unlike Woody Allen, he’s never dated or married his stepdaughter, nor been caught up in child abuse allegations. But Hong makes films about older men, usually filmmakers like himself, chasing after younger women. In real life, he’s reportedly dating his leading lady from “Right Now, Wrong Then,” Kim Min-hee, who’s 34 to his 54.
Johnnie To’s “Three” opens with a surgery. Scheduled surgery, emergency surgery, the action doesn’t make it clear which — possibly some of both — with the circumstances left unstated.
The Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo is a tourist attraction for those who come far and wide to see the origins of the world’s sushi from its beginnings.
“Bacchus” follows protagonist sassy So-young through her chaotic, take-no-prisoners life as a prostitute in Korea, at the ripe age of 65, that is.
The Poke to the Max food trucks that brought the Hawaiian poke by lauded “Godfather of Poke” chef Sam Choy to Seattle’s shores, is now on the big screen and at its new brick and mortar restaurant in Hillman City.