Director Jessica Oreck opens her made-in-Japan documentary, “Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo,” with two Japanese insect hunters in a wooded area.
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The first three minutes of “Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl” contain more blood than you will see in any other movie this year.
Tacoma’s legendary instrumental rock band The Ventures won admission into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008.
Filipino American writer and teacher Peter Bacho, a longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, won the American Book Award for his first novel “Cebu.”
Each year during the Seattle International Film Festival, we send out a team of intrepid film reviewers who are ready and willing to spend hours and hours
Ji-woon Kim’s “The Good, the Bad, the Weird” is set in the 1930s, with a criminal boss giving a dangerous assignment to a hired gun. If you’ve watched a fair number of movies, you might get the feeling that you’ve seen this before.
Given the 50 years of tension between the Chinese government and Tibetans, China can’t be expected to support the documentary film, “The Sun Behind the Clouds: Tibet’s Struggle for Freedom.” According to an article in Salon magazine by Andrew O’Hehir, Chinese film officials responded to the film’s inclusion in the Palm Springs International Film Festival by yanking two high-profile Chinese films from the festival’s lineup.
Anjulie Ganti is well-known in the Indian community for performing the Bharatanatyam, a well-respected Indian form of dancing.
Peter Chan’s Chinese battle epic, “The Warlords,” opens with a creepy voice narrating, “He told me — that dying was easy and living was hard.” But who is speaking? And who is he speaking about?
“Formosa Betrayed” begins with a huge flurry of action. The film is set in 1983 at Taiwan’s Chiang Kai-shek International Airport, and soldiers surround a trio of running men. Shots go off and one Chinese man falls to the ground. Armed officers pull a second Chinese man, Ming (played by Will Tiao), out of sight. The third man, American FBI agent Jake Kelly (played by James Van Der Beek), ends up in an office with Susan Kane (Wendy Crewson), the American Liaison to Taiwan. Before the soldiers rush in, he must explain his actions to her.