CAAMFest 2013 Preview

Every March for the past 30 years, the festival has showcased hundreds of films, proving to be the country’s most vital source for Asian cinema. This year the festival seems to offer a healthy balance of documentaries, shorts and narratives.
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Tokyo drama plot drags

‘Like Someone in Love’ feels incomplete yet is compelling

What do you get when you cross an Iranian filmmaker, French co-producers and an all-Japanese cast? Thankfully, it’s not a punchline, but it’s not exactly a tour de force either.
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Oscar 2013: Live coverage of the 85th Academy Awards

Update: Here’s a list of winners Best Picture WINNER: “Argo” Actor in a Supporting Role WINNER: Christoph Waltz – “Django Unchained” Actress in a Supporting Role WINNER: Anne Hathaway – “Les Miserables” Short Film (Animated) WINNER: “Paperman” – John Kahrs Animated Feature Film WINNER: “Brave” – Mark Andrews and Brenda
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Oscar Preview 2013

I’ve followed the Oscars for quite a few years now, and I always ask myself, “Why do I still care?” Simply because the Academy is an institution that exists to celebrate a common interest: movies.
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Rom-com relays cross-cultural story set in China

Drawing on both American and Chinese traditions of storytelling, writer and director Daniel Hsia’s debut film, “Shanghai Calling,” is a twist on the traditional immigrant tale. A story of “internationalism on the individual scale,” the film aims to demystify China for American audiences through comedy, romance and the allure of
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SF IndieFest brings off-kilter films to San Francisco, Berkeley

The annual San Francisco Independent Film Festival celebrates its 15th anniversary this month. Its penchant for showcasing alternative and subversive pieces of cinema has helped it become one of the most important festivals around the nation. From the psychological odyssey “Simon Killer” to the gang-epic “Days of Grace,” 2013 proves
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Film produces unwanted side effects

Herman Melville, who lived during the rise of patent medicine and the appealing vernacular of its advertisements, marked that “the great art of telling truth” is best practiced through telling lies. Human nature and the desire for preservation make us want to believe in such cures, especially digestible solutions that
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