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Behind the scenes with Robert Cristian Trif

A recent Tuesday morning at the Palm Jumeirah home of Robert Cristian Trif in Dubai and the actor and producer is cheerfully multitasking, overseeing various obligations in the middle of packing for a quick trip to Bahrain, where he will host an event in cooperation with Samsung. 898 more words

Ilo Ilo: Cannes Breakthrough

The film’s Chinese title, 爸妈不在家, translates to “Mom and Dad Are Not Home,” a reflection of the neglection of Asian children from their parents who have to work, and therefore placed in the care of foreign domestic helpers. 735 more words

Grave of the Fireflies: This Is Not A Children's Movie.

Why do fireflies have to die so soon?

Grave of the Fireflies is not a children’s movie. It cannot be compared to the films of the Disney and Pixar franchise. 724 more words

Napping Princess [Hirune Hime] (2017) Film Review


Our main character, Kokone, has this weird “ability”. She can fall asleep very easily and when she does she dreams of another fantasy world. Events in her real life start to mirror and intersect with the events of her fantasy world as her reality gets complicated by her dad being arrested under suspicious circumstances. 535 more words


Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon: A Poetic Romance

Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon is by far one of the most beautiful things that have emerged from the age of cinema. Directed by Ang Lee, the film broke the US box office records, was nominated for 8 Academy awards including Best Picture, of which it won 4 – Best Cinematography, Best Original Music Score, Best Production Design and Best Foreign Film Award. 631 more words

The Handmaiden [Agassi] (2016) Film Mini Review

The Handmaiden is a South Korean erotic psychological film that is directed by Park Chan-Wook, who is famous for his Oldboy film and other hits in the South Korean… 433 more words


Flowers of Shanghai

I was 22 and living in my first New York apartment when Dad mailed me a VHS tape of Flowers of Shanghai. Attached to the cassette was a Post-It note on which he had written in his famously messy scrawl: “Watch this film and you will understand me.” 1,123 more words