Peter Wong

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Films From CAAMFest 2015

Posted March 17, 2015 by

The Center for Asian-American Media (hereafter CAAM)’s film festival CAAMFest includes among this year’s offerings a Vietnamese science fiction film. In Nghiem-Minh Nguyen-Vo’s “Nuoc 2030,” a near-future Vietnam is mostly submerged thanks to global warming-induced sea level rise.  Sao and
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Cinequest 25 Wrapup

Posted March 11, 2015 by

Filmmaker Jennifer Siebel Newsom provides a simultaneously thought-provoking and inadequate assessment of our current ideals of masculinity with her documentary “The Mask You Live In.”  The film attributes such problems as rape and drug abuse to what it argues are
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“Batkid” and Other Films From Cinequest 25

Posted March 5, 2015 by

San Jose’s Cinequest Film Festival opened its 25th edition with a sweet documentary about how San Francisco’s magical Batkid Day happened.  Dana Nachman’s “Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around The World” recounted how Patricia Wilson and the Greater San Francisco
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Cinequest 25 Film Festival Preview

Posted February 23, 2015 by

This year marks the silver anniversary of San Jose’s Cinequest Film Festival.  In the 25 years since co-founders Halfdun Hussey and Kathleen Powell started up the festival, some things about it have changed.  The Camera 3 theatre served as the
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Films From The 2015 San Francisco IndieFest

Posted February 6, 2015 by

A timely highlight of this year’s San Francisco Independent Film Festival is its Centerpiece film “The Other Barrio.”  Dante Betteo’s adaptation of Alejandro Murguia’s story is a San Francisco-set tale of a Mission District steadily smothered by economic gentrification. Inspector
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Best Films Of 2014

Posted December 17, 2014 by

There is nothing scientific about a Best Films of the Year list.  The films honored on any individual’s list reflect what the list-maker values in their cinema.  In the case of this particular list, those values include films that aspire
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The Another Hole In The Head Film Festival

Posted December 4, 2014 by

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol reminds us that winter is a time for supernatural tales.  December now means the return of the science fiction and horror offerings of the Another Hole In The Head Film Festival.  The festival’s 11th edition
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