By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Each year, the Northwest Asian Weekly sends a team of intrepid film reviewers to the Seattle International Film Festival to pick out the best Asian and Asian American films. Starting this week and running through the end of May, we will be reviewing our picks for the most interesting APA […]
By Andrew Hamlin NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Rating: “From Up On Poppy Hill” is the second anime feature from Goro Miyazaki, son of the famed anime master Hayao Miyazaki of Studio Ghilbi fame. The film proves a substantial improvement over his first feature, “Tales from Earthsea” (a film I actually liked), and a story impressive for […]
Released to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of Battle of P’ohang-dong in the Korean War, this historical re-creation of those conditions satisfies on all the levels of the classic war movie.
Half Jewish, half Maori director Taika Waititi created a sensation in 2007 with “Eagle vs. Shark,” a romantic comedy with a decidedly New Zealand twist.
“Last Train Home,” the fascinating new documentary film by Lixin Fan, begins with a long, slow panoramic shot of thousands of people waiting for trains.
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 watching movies
Week 2: Film reviews of those with a message “Kabei — Our Mother,” Japan Reviewed by Andrew Hamlin Japanese director Yoji Yamada’s 74th film abandons the samurai storylines he’s previously used. The film showcases his skill at telling a family-oriented story. The tale resonates between the mind and heart long after the end of the […]
Film reviews of the good, the great, and the ones you absolutely can’t miss “Daytime Drinking,” South Korea Reviewed by James Tabafunda