Review: Dear Lemon Lima | Film School Rejects
Editor’s Note: This review originally ran as part of our coverage of the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival (almost exactly a year ago), but Dear Lemon Lima is now in theaters in New York and Los Angeles and available on VOD, so it seemed fitting to run it again.
What an oddly beautiful and bittersweet little film this is…
Vanessa (Savanah Wiltfong) sits and enjoys an ice cream cone with her boyfriend Philip (Shayne Topp) at the beginning of summer vacation in suburban Alaska. Life couldn’t be any better, which is of course the perfect time for Philip to break up with her… he’s heading to France for the summer, and he fully expects that when he returns the two of them will no longer be compatible equals. He comes from wealth and privilege, and she’s just a half white, half Yup’ik Eskimo lucky to have had his family pull strings to get her into his exclusive private school as the token native. Goodbye love and happiness, hello misery and loneliness.
this sounds like something BoobyTrap can raise her fist and scream at.
24Framespersecond.net - THE BUTCHER, THE CHEF & THE SWORDSMAN are coming
Playing at various Asian-friendly (re: populated) cities on March 18th, including Arcadia and Puente Hills.
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Exclusive: First Look At Wayne Wang’s ‘Snow Flower And The Secret Fan’ > The Playlist
Director Wayne Wang has never been a director that could be easily pigeonholed. He broke through with a trifecta of critical and arthouse faves with “The Joy Luck Club,” “Smoke” and “Blue In the Face,” but he’s also tackled more mainstream fare (”Maid In Manhattan,” “Last Holiday”) while still taking chances on ambitious independent pics (”The Center of the World”).
That's Jeon Ji-Hyun on the right (My Sassy Girl, Blood: The Last Vampire) and Li Bing Bing (The Forbidden Kingdom) on the left. Hugh Jackman is also in the movie.
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Aargh Presents a Day in the Life of a Retired Japanese Movie Monster | Horror Movie, DVD, & Book Reviews, News, Interviews at Dread Central
Pretty entertaining movie about a pair of con men who travel to various mines performing elaborate scams involving murder and fraud. Definitely worth watching.