With a beautifully constructed allegory mirroring William Ernest Henley’s 1875 poem Invictus that asserts, “I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul,” the record breaking Chinese 3-D animated feature Ne Zha, which is loosely based on a Chinese mythological martial arts legend drawn from the Ming Dynasty novel The […]
THE THOUSAND FACES OF DUNJIA: Well Dun and Dun Well
By Dr. Craig D. Reid The Tsui Hark produced/written and Yuen Wo Ping directed/action choreographed The Thousand Faces of Dunjia is a VFX saturated far out, fast and furious, female driven fant-Asia film that is derived from a foundation of wuxia (martial chivalrous hero stories) Chinese literature spanning back to the Warring States period (475 […]
THE REAL LEGEND OF KING ARTHUR: Wait, No One Really Knows.
By Drs. Craig and Silvia Reid It’s time for me (Craig) to come out of the writing closet. Being an Englishman raised by God-fearing Scots parents in the Southern part of England, that’s way I constantly say, “You all,” I often failed writing class because I just couldn’t grasp onto the rules of writing, which […]
16th ANNUAL SAN DIEGO ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL: Best in the West
By Dr. Craig D. Reid We’ve just finished Halloween, gained an extra hour on the proverbial space time continuum and El Nino is going to hit Southern California with inclemency worse thanSharknado 4. What more could possibly make So-Cal the place to be? As nature warns Pacific Coast residents to buy flood insurance, San Diego […]
CLOUD ATLAS: Yellow Facing Racism?
By Dr. Craig D. Reid Now before everyone get’s all wowee-zowee with the make up jobs, where each main star plays 4-6 characters (which is actually rather neat), or gets confused by a typical Wachowski sibling (Lana and Andy) writing and directing event (yes Larry and Andy’s Matrix was cool but even the actors didn’t […]
WAR HORSE: Liverpool Meets Zulu ala Balaclava
By Dr. Craig D. Reid As I walk…walk on, walk on, you will never walk alone