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GOOK Interview: Producer James Yi Talks Acting, Logistics and That Surprising Title

Recently I had the chance to talk with producer James Yi, speaking on behalf of and with director/writer/actor Justin Chon on their feature film, Gook. After premiering at Sundance (winning the NEXT award), the film won Best Feature, Best Director...

Exclusive Clip From GOOK: It Was Such a Beautiful, Busy, Normal Day, Until...

It was such a beautiful day. In our exclusive clip from Gook, 11-year-old Kamilla (Simone Baker) helps out the brothers Eli (Justin Chon) and Daniel (David So) during a busy day at the shoe store they own. The scene has...

Review: SEOUL SEARCHING, Medicine the World Needs Now

Today, it seems Americans cannot escape the politics of identity. From Caitlyn Jenner to the wage gap to even Rachel Dolezal's complicated and troubling relationship to the hashtag #BLACKLIVESMATTER, each week seems to bring some new story asking Americans: "Who...

Interview: Ken Jeong On Why SEOUL SEARCHING Is His Favorite Korean-American Film Of All Time

Seoul Searching is a dramedy that firstly present us a peculiar real-life situation that, if you are not from Korea, probably has remained unknown. Back in the 1980's, the Korean government developed a summer program with camps that allowed the...

Directors Andrew Lau And Andrew Loo Talk REVENGE OF THE GREEN DRAGONS

Based on actual crimes committed by the Chinatown gangs of late 1980s, Revenge of the Green Dragons is a gritty, real-life nightmare.  I chatted with co-directors Andrew Lau (Infernal Affairs, Young and Dangerous) and Andrew Loo about partnering with executive...

REVENGE OF THE GREEN DRAGONS: Watch The Trailer For Andrew Lau's English Language Gang Flick Now!

It would appear that the relationship struck between Martin Scorsese and Andrew Lau when Scorsese directed The Departed - an adaptation of Lau's Infernal Affairs - continues to bear fruit. Scorsese is now serving as executive producer on Lau's latest...

Review: 21 AND OVER Makes Binge Drinking A Laughing Matter

Since I didn't go to college and didn't get drunk in my early 20s, some movies are less fathomable to me than others. Case in point: 21 & Over, a mixed-message spiritual cousin to The Hangover, whose writers make their...