By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly When director Eiichi Kudo went into pre-production for his 1963 samurai film “13 Assassins,” he had no way of knowing that he would help pioneer a new age in samurai cinema. Kudo worked with screenwriter Kaneo Ikegami, who’d written another film, “Seventeen Ninja,” released earlier that same year, and […]
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly “Children Who Chase Lost Voices” marks the fourth major work from master Japanese animator Makoto Shinkai. It’s also, at just a touch under two hours, his longest-running project to date. It’s the first one to deal with fantasy, rather than science fiction. The movie begins with the same winning […]
By Assunta Ng Movie theaters hate people like me.
March 30 will be a “A Day of History, Honor, and Healing” on Bainbridge Island. A series of free community-wide day of events will be offered to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the first of 120,000 Japanese Americans to be forcibly exiled from the West Coast during World War II, and to celebrate the unique […]
By Assunta Ng Most people say I am skinny, but I consider myself fit. I wasn’t that skinny and fit a while back, though. And I think it doesn’t matter whether you are skinny or fat, as long as you are healthy and feel energetic. “What’s the secret?” several friends have asked. Fitness gurus will […]
On Jan. 24 at SIFF Cinema at the Uptown, director Eric Byler appeared at a screening of his critically acclaimed 2006 film “Americanese,” which is based on Shawn Wong’s 1995 novel, “American Knees.”
The first moving-image lecture series devoted to a major tradition in world art is coming alive online, and in high definition. The subject: 1500 years of Chinese pictorial art. In 37 hours of audio-visual exploration into the history and details of treasured works now scattered across the globe, the series, “A Pure and Remote View,” presents thousands of Chinese […]
The Harrison Ford movie “Extraordinary Measures” was released on DVD last month. This movie is based on a true story.
The surprising thing is, even as a beginner, I do see the value of it. I think I always did. Everyone I’ve seen who does yoga seems
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — When Y.E. Yang won Asia’s first major title at last summer’s PGA Championship, Han Chang-won couldn’t even celebrate. He was too busy finishing a tournament of his own.