William Satake Blauvelt, musician, composer, and professor at Seattle University, admits, not quite believing himself, that the Aono Jikken Ensemble (AJE), over which he presides, started 20 years ago.
By Andrew Hamlin NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Zhang Yimou’s latest pull-out-all-the-stops historical thriller seems to be making more headlines for its casting and its reception, rather than strictly for what’s shown onscreen. The director and producers took some flak after reports revealed that Matt Damon would play the starring role in a film set […]
Jackie Chan movies come complete with standard expectations. You need Jackie Chan, of course — charming, modest, awkward, and ready to kick butt as always.
Our parents always have a story about how they met. They may not share it with their children, and they may not share all of it. But a story always lies in the past.
For the last few months, you may have seen previews for a comedy biopic based on the book, Hidden Figures, written Margot Lee Shetterly.
Our family usually has a Christmas tradition of watching a movie together on Christmas Day.
This documentary about Japan’s greatest film actor doesn’t start off with a flourish of praise and clips from the life and work of Toshiro Mifune (1920-1997), legendary for his portrayals of samurai and other madmen.
By Eric Card Northwest Asian Weekly “Don’t forget about where you come from. It’s very, very important in your life, where you come from.” These are the first words uttered by Satnam Singh Bhamara in the documentary “One in a Billion,” recently released on Netflix, chronicling his arduous journey in trying to become the first-ever […]
When I first heard the movie Eagle Huntress, I envisioned a fierce female warrior hunting eagles, which would probably not make for a very compelling movie.
“Sky on Fire” stars fast-rising Hong Kong action actor Daniel Wu (originally from California).