I Met a Girl

https://www.youtube.com/embed/pr_qM4lKsAI Throughout the years in film there have been numerous representations of characters suffering from mental illnesses: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Rain Man, Girl, Interrupted and Black Swan to name a few. The majority of the time we watch these characters struggle to cope with the reality around them but rarely do we … Continue reading I Met a Girl

The Sunlit Night

There is always an exciting atmosphere around festival time. The hard work of many individuals comes to fruition but sadly for some it ends there. Not every entry in these major festivals such as Sundance or Tribeca ever get distribution resulting in work never getting to be seen by a wider audience. An entry in … Continue reading The Sunlit Night

Olympic Dreams

One of the perks of making films is being able to travel to places you may otherwise never have a chance to visit which also serves as an escape for the viewer. There have been films before telling the stories of Olympians and the spectacle that is the Olympic Games but for the first time … Continue reading Olympic Dreams

The Boy Downstairs

Films tend to take us into another world where one can escape into the fantastical. Obviously not all films fall into this realm but in the end we all go for the same result, to escape. There are films though that are able to capture such a natural, genuine tone that the lines of reality … Continue reading The Boy Downstairs

Maudie

With so many films made and released it would be a monumental task to even try and watch them all. There are films though that slip through the cracks and when viewed can offer so much through its light hearted and emotional story that I believe are the hidden gems of the cinema world. After … Continue reading Maudie

Keep The Change – Part of the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival

**Below is the short film the feature was adapted from** One of the redeeming factors from watching certain films I believe is when they can make anything around you fade away and simply allow you to be swept away by the story. One film that fits this would Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s 2001 film Amelie; there is … Continue reading Keep The Change – Part of the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival

Shanghai Calling – 2012

Dealing with race can be a touchy subject and often considered taboo depending on how the material is dealt with. Watching first time feature film writer/director Daniel Hsia’s Shanghai Calling it was refreshing to see a different take on the topic of culture shock. The film centers on Sam played by Daniel Henney (X-Men Origins: … Continue reading Shanghai Calling – 2012