Reel Asian 2013: My Thoughts on The Kirishima Thing

The Japanese teen comedy The Kirishima Thing follows a group of high school students over the course of a five day period, all of whom are affected by a student named Kirishima, who is nowhere to be found.  Those affected by Kirishima’s disappearance include his girlfriend Risa (Mizuki Yamamoto), best friend Hiroki (Masahiro Higashide), as […]

Reel Asian 2013: My Thoughts on Bombay Talkies

The 17th annual Reel Asian film festival kicked off with an opening gala film that heralded the addition of South Asian films to the festival’s line-up.  Bombay Talkies is an anthology film, which celebrates 100 years of Indian cinema.  Each of the four short films, directed by a different Bollywood director, makes reference to Indian […]

Highlights of the 2013 Reel Asian Film Festival

An eccentric line-up was announced for the 2013 edition of the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival, which takes place from November 6-13 in Toronto and Richmond Hill.  This will be the first year I plan on attending the festival, which is now in its 17th year.  New this year, the festival is expanding to […]